PlayStation Access Controller Helps Player With Disability Complete Elden Ring For The First Time
The PlayStation Access Controller has helped a player with disability complete their very first playthrough of FromSoftware’s Elden Ring.
Twitter user Stonethecrow0 has cerebral palsy, which greatly limits his ability to play games. This hasn’t stopped him from doing so, however, and he’s been able to play and enjoy game series like Dark souls, Monkey island, Final fantasy, Metal gear solid, Splinter cell, Hitman.
Earlier this month on January 2, he had made completing Elden Ring using the PlayStation Access Controller his personal goal for the year 2024. We’re happy to report that he has succeeded in doing what he had set out to do by playing through the action role-playing game in its entirety. He shared that he got hit by the most basic of attacks anyone else could dodge. Though, he added that this is the first game he has ever completed with both hands using a controller, all thanks to the PlayStation’s accessibility controller.
The PlayStation Access Controller is a versatile controller kit that can be customized to meet players’ diverse needs, designed in close collaboration with the accessibility community to help players with disabilities play more comfortably for longer. Players can configure the Access controller’s button layout to suit their range of mobility and switch between the included stick caps to find the shape and texture that works best for them. The controller also allows players to lengthen or shorten the control stick’s extension arm, then lock it down at their ideal length for comfort and convenience.
Players can place the PlayStation Access Controller wherever play is most comfortable for them, from any orientation, on different flat surfaces, a wheelchair tray, or attached to an AMPS pattern mount. They may use up to two Access controllers together as a single virtual controller, or combine one or two Access controllers with a DualSense or DualSense Edge controller to add features like haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, motion sensor, and touch pad swipe to their setup. It’s also possible to connect additional buttons, specialty trigger switches and other compatible accessories via the Access controller’s four 3.5mm expansion ports, and configure their inputs via the PS5 settings.