PS5 Access Controller Launches December 6

The new, highly-customizable PlayStation controller enables a wider range of players to enjoy their favorite games.

A picture of the upcoming Access Controller from Sony PlayStation is all you need to understand why it’s making waves in the gaming community. For the past five years, the Sony peripheral team has been working to develop a controller that could enable gamers with disabilities to play games more comfortably. The new controller will become available later this year, on December 6, 2023, with preorders opening on Friday, July 21, 2023, for an MSRP of $89.99.

The controller features remappable buttons, different control profiles, stick settings, and more. Sony embarked on a mission to make the controller accessible to everyone, with preference and modulation taking center stage. 

What’s interesting, however, is how the overall gaming community will react to the controller — as it may suit all players regardless of their backgrounds, depending on how they use it. 

PlayStation 5 Access Controller Specs

Access controller for PS5Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 141 x 39 x 191 mm
Weight: Approx. 322 grams (0.7 lbs.)
Expansion ports4 expansion ports:
3.5mm industry-standard AUX ports for players to connect additional buttons, specialty trigger switches and other compatible accessories
Button caps19 button caps:
1 wide flat button cap (covers two button sockets)
2 overhang button caps (benefits players with smaller hands as they are positioned closer to the center)
4 curve button caps (can be pushed if placed along the top or pulled if placed along the bottom of the controller)
8 pillow button caps
4 flat button caps
Stick caps3 stick caps:
1 ball stick cap
1 standard stick cap
1 dome stick cap
Button cap tags23 swappable button cap tags for players to easily mark which inputs they map to each button
USB cable1.5m USB Type-C to Type-C cable (Hi-Speed USB)
Quick start guide and safety guideInstructions for setting up the controller, UI settings and button configurations on PS5

Those interested in preordering or purchasing the new controller can find it on the official PlayStation website

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