THE BEST INVENTIONS OF 2023
27 November 2023
Gaming for All
Sony Access Controller for PS5
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More than a third of the world plays video games, but participation remains a challenge for the 16% of the population living with a significant disability. Enter PlayStation’s Access Controller, a customizable kit that features a joystick along with 22 swappable components that can be configured into various layouts and combined with other accessories to meet different physical needs. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s senior vice president of platform experience, Hideaki Nishino, says the PlayStation 5–compatible device’s creation involved five years of research and development alongside accessibility experts.