Published on July 14th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
Access controller for PS5 launches globally on December 6
PlayStation Australia is happy to announce that the highly customisable accessibility controller kit will be available to preorder locally on 21 July.
For the past five years, PlayStation has been on a journey with accessibility organisations and experts to create a versatile controller kit that enables gamers with disabilities to play more comfortably and for longer periods, empowering more players to share in the joy of gaming.
Available for an RRP of $139.95 AUD per unit, the Access controller lets you customise your layout with different button and stick caps in various shapes and designs, operate the controller from any 360° orientation, and connect third-party accessibility accessories using its four industry-standard 3.5mm expansion ports.
On your PS5 console, there are many settings for the Access controller that you can configure to meet your needs. You can map buttons to create up to 30 control profiles, adjust stick settings, toggle commands on/off, or disable buttons altogether to stop accidental pressing. You can even pair up to two Access controllers and one DualSense wireless controller together and use them collaboratively.
Check out the video here for a sneak peek at the countless ways you can craft your own gaming experience through the Access controller.
Let’s take a look at the product specifications and what’s included in the box:
|Access controller for PS5||· Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 141 x 39 x 191 mm
· Weight: Approx. 322 grams (0.7 lbs.)
|(4) expansion ports||· 3.5mm industry-standard AUX ports for players to connect additional buttons, specialty trigger switches and other compatible accessories|
|(19) button caps||· (1) wide flat button cap
· (covers two button sockets)
· (benefits players with smaller hands as they are positioned closer to the centre)
· (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
|(3) stick caps||· (1) ball stick cap
· (1) standard stick cap
· (1) dome stick cap
|(23) button cap tags||· Swappable button cap tags for players to easily mark which inputs they map to each button|
|USB cable||· 1.5m USB Type-C to Type-C cable (Hi-Speed USB)|
|Quick start guide and safety guide||· Instructions for setting up the controller, UI settings and button configurations on PS5|
And here’s a visual breakdown:
Above image depicts wide flat (C), overhang (D), pillow (E), flat (F), and curve (G) button caps, as well as ball (H), dome (I) and standard (J) stick caps, and button cap tags (K).
Preorders kick off on July 21
Starting Friday, July 21 at 10 am AEST, players will be able to preorder the Access controller from select retailers. The Access Controller will launch globally on December 6.