Microsoft's New Xbox Controller with Dual-Programmable Touchpad Leaked Online


Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference is taking place on June 10 and it seems likely this piece of hardware would be on show if it's the real deal.

An accessible Xbox One controller has allegedly been leaked.

The prototype above doesn't resemble a normal gamepad at all.

As reported by The Verge, Twitter user WalkingCat seemed to be the one to leak the image, which features a controller with two oversized A and B pads, a d-pad, and the standard Xbox button and navigation controls.

Microsoft's game gifting feature was rolled out past year, but it was only limited to the Xbox One users, allowing them to gift games to their friends. Additionally, there's a USB port and a 3.5mm audio jack on the side.

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This isn't the first time Microsoft would have designed a controller that works well for gamers with physical limitations.

The design also suggests the controller would be for those who rely on touch more than sight, although we won't know more until Microsoft and the Xbox team announce the possible new addition to their controller portfolio.

One of the most requested features for the Xbox One's digital storefront was being able to gift games to your friends.

These pads, which may be programmable, would make games easier to play for people with visual impairments or without the dexterity needed to hit precise buttons.

Along with the games listed above, you'll also receive a one-month trial of Xbox Game Pass (effectively giving you access to over 100 downloadable games), and a 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold.