In January, Sony unveiled a special PS5 controller called Project Leonardo. The device is a controller for players with disabilities, so that they also have the opportunity to play their favorite PlayStation 5 games.
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Sony has now revealed new details about the controller in a blog post. For example, the device will now go through life as the PlayStation Access controller, instead of Project Leonardo.
The controller was created together with accessibility experts. Therefore, players also get multiple options to customize the controller to their own taste. For example, the joystick can be rotated 360 around the round platform and moved closer or further away. It is also possible to attach the controller to an AMPS mount or a tripod.
Various buttons and sticks
The PlayStation Access controller can also be equipped with different shapes and variations for the buttons and the analog stick. The package contains several accessories. These are all the parts you get with the Access controller:
Analog stick caps (standard, dome and ball stick cap)Button caps in different shapes and sizes, including:Pillow button capsFlat button capsWide flat button cap (which covers two button sockets)Overhang button caps (which benefit players with smaller hands as they are positioned closer to the center)Curve button caps (which can be pushed if placed along the top or pulled if placed along the bottom of the controller)Swappable button cap tags for players to easily mark which inputs they map to each button
Sony has not yet announced when the PlayStation Access controller will be released. There is also an indication about the price tag of the controller.