Last year, Microsoft released the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a controller that could take a variety of input devices and aid disabled gamers in enjoying playing games. While these inputs can be customized, some developers are choosing to go the extra mile in making their games accessible. 4A Games, the developers of the Metro series, have worked with Microsoft to optimize the Xbox Adaptive Controller for Metro Exodus.
Here’s the details on the extra work 4A Games has done:
When an Xbox Adaptive Controller is detected, an in-game pop up notification appears; clicking the notification opens the Xbox Accessories app where gamers have the option to create custom profiles through button mapping.
In addition, within the game’s Controller Options Menu the controller layout images are updated to show the Xbox Adaptive Controller when an Xbox Adaptive Controller is connected.
Within the game’s Controller Options Menu we also added a menu option that is a deeplink to the Xbox Accessories app as well for further ease of use.
These changes streamline playing Metro Exodus with the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
It’s great to see developers taking extra steps like this to make their games more accessible. If you’d like to learn more about Metro Exodus, you can check out the recent Uncovered trailer right here. We will have a full review of the game up shortly.