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Thread The Xbox Adaptive controller is widely praised, but at $99.99 for base model that requires add-ons for additional prices, is it cost prohibitive?
Figured I'd follow up on my previous thread from a few weeks back about disabled gaming hardware costs with the completed story. Happy to hear anyone's thoughts on this issue and provide whatever insight I've gained in the course of covering this.
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Thread Chris Avellone is wrapping up work on Respawn’s Fallen Order (also teases another project)
That's probably correct. I think the way he worded it was just a little clunky. At the time, I thought he had misspoken.
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Thread Chris Avellone is wrapping up work on Respawn’s Fallen Order (also teases another project)
Am I the only one who thinks its weird that during their earnings call last month EA COO Blake Jorgensen said Jedi Fallen Order will be added "to our sports titles in the fall.” Is this a SW sports game? Is this well-known?
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Thread The Xbox Adaptive controller is widely praised, but at $99.99 for base model that requires add-ons for additional prices, is it cost prohibitive?
Thanks, I've seen this post and I've also made threads on that subreddit and other gaming subs related to this question. The post you linked to unfortunately doesn't have much about price listed on it and posting comments asking about it at this point won't produce many responses, considering the thread is over a month old.
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Thread The Xbox Adaptive controller is widely praised, but at $99.99 for base model that requires add-ons for additional prices, is it cost prohibitive?
This is a good point and something I've brought up with those I've spoken to. The XAC is a great "hub", to borrow a term someone used to describe it, that makes it easy to use existing products, but like you said, for anyone just starting to build their rig, there are still a lot of add-ons they'd need to get and, obviously, that can add up.
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Thread The Xbox Adaptive controller is widely praised, but at $99.99 for base model that requires add-ons for additional prices, is it cost prohibitive?
Yes, this is very true. One paraplegic gamer I spoke to uses a Quadstick which goes for over $400 in some cases. The sad truth seems to be that in order to create a lot of this hardware, there is an extensive amount of materials and tech that go into them and that, naturally, drives up the cost. However, the XAC, while a much lower entry point, price-wise, still can cost upwards of hundreds of dollars when actually made into a customizable, usable controller for the individual. I'm just looking for information from those who are members of the disabled community. As an able-bodied individual myself, I can't speak to their experiences. It's a fascinating issue and it seems to be a good practice to also keep in mind some of the realities and hardships that are still very real for disabled gamers amid all this positive press for Xbox (much of which, of course, is very well-earned).
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Thread The Xbox Adaptive controller is widely praised, but at $99.99 for base model that requires add-ons for additional prices, is it cost prohibitive?
I assure you I am not making this up. That would be a terrible thing to lie about and there would be no incentive for me to do such a thing. In fact, I started this thread to try to hear from more disabled gamers, whether they have positive thoughts or negative thoughts on the XAC.
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Thread The Xbox Adaptive controller is widely praised, but at $99.99 for base model that requires add-ons for additional prices, is it cost prohibitive?
The XAC has been lauded by many, including Time Magazine that listed it as one of the best inventions of 2018, but I've heard from a few members of the disabled community that it is still quite cost prohibitive, particularly given that the base model (which is nearly twice as expensive as a regular controller) is more of a "hub" for additional add-on hardware than a fully functioning controller on its own. Do any disabled gamers here have thoughts on the XAC? Can there be improvements to the model and price point? How do you feel about all the positive press for Microsoft recently? Are you happy with the XAC?