And revealed the official name of Project Leonardo.
Sony revealed its accessibility controller kit for PlayStation 5 Project Leonardo in January, but since then, information about it was scarce. Today, to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the company finally named it and shared some new images of the device.
The gadget is now called Access controller and has a wide array of swappable button and stick caps so you can create different layouts that work for you. Each Access controller will include:
- Analog stick caps (standard, dome and ball stick cap)
- Button caps in different shapes and sizes, including:
- Pillow button caps
- Flat button caps
- Wide 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
The Access controller can be used on flat surfaces, oriented 360 degrees, or secured to an AMPS mount or tripod. You can also adjust the distance of the analog stick from the controller.
There is also an option to attach your own specialty switches, buttons or analog sticks to the device through its four 3.5mm AUX ports.
On the PS5, you can select your preferred orientation for the Access controller, map different inputs to the buttons, toggle buttons on or off, and map two different inputs onto the same button. Up to two Access controllers and one DualSense wireless controller can be used together as a single virtual controller. The ability to adjust deadzones (the distance your analog stick moves before it’s recognized in a game) and stick sensitivity is especially helpful for many players.
Sony promised to share more about the Access controller in the months ahead. Meanwhile, check out this blog post and don't forget to join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.