by on Jan 20, 2020

Phil Spencer calls Xbox Adaptive Controller Switch mod “incredible”

Through ingenuity and a lot of coffee, a man has made the Xbox Adaptive Controller compatible with the Nintendo Switch so that his daughter is able to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (via GameSpot). 

Finished! Ava gives my homemade #accessibility controller V1.0 the thumbs up. She can play @Nintendo #BreathoftheWild on her #switch like her friends now. All thanks to @Microsoft #adaptiveController #XAC @brycej @ArranDyslexia @shanselman pic.twitter.com/dOhGnUFZa0

— Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) January 19, 2020

“Finished! Ava gives my homemade #accessibility controller V1.0 the thumbs up. She can play @Nintendo #BreathoftheWild on her #switch like her friends now. All thanks to @Microsoft ,” read the tweet posted by educator Rory Steel. In the video, Ava is having a whale of a time playing Breath of the Wild as Steel explains how it all works. This invention is monumental, because the innovative Xbox Adaptive Controller is only compatible with hardware that have USB ports. Steel clarified that this is the first iteration of his invention, but it clearly works very well. 

In 2018, the Xbox Adaptive Controller won the “Outstanding Contribution” Golden Joystick Award, and Microsoft expressed it would want to improve the product so that it works with PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. An unofficial invention has stepped forward in the meantime, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer is impressed with the results. He retweeted Steel’s work and called it “incredible,” so here’s hoping the designer gets an email from the software company shortly. 

 

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

on Nintendo Switch, Wii U

Zelda goes open-world on Wii U.

Release Date:

03 March 2017