Project Leonardo
Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Microsoft has been a market leader when it comes to accessibility in gaming, and has often called on other video game companies around the world to help make gaming more accessible to the masses.

Well, in a surprise announcement today at Sony's CES 2023 press conference, the creator of PlayStation has revealed "Project Leonardo" for the PS5 - a new accessibility controller.

According to the official blog, this unique-looking piece of hardware has been designed to remove barriers to gaming and help players with disabilities "play more easily, more comfortably and for longer periods". The controller is said to be "highly customizable" and will work "out of the box".

Users will be able to get more out of the device thanks to four 3.5mm AUX ports to support a variety of external switches and third-party accessibility accessories. At this stage though, it's unclear if this device will be compatible with other platforms.

Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is able to be paired with multiple different systems, and can even be used with PlayStation devices in place of regular controllers. If we hear any relevant updates, we'll let you know. You can learn more about this new controller for the PS5 on our sister website, Push Square.

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