Microsoft Bets on Accessibility Once More with Proteus, the New Xbox Controller for Gamers with Disabilities

Proteus works with the Xbox X | S Series and Windows 10 and 11.

Proteus controller
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Since 2018, people with disabilities have been able to take advantage of the Xbox Adaptive Controller for a better gaming experience on Microsoft consoles. Now, this company has presented a new device designed with accessibility mind.

We’re talking about Proteus, a controller from ByoWave with customization as its main feature. The purpose of this product is to allow users to create a game controller that completely adapts to their needs.

A Customizable Controller

As you can see from the pictures, Proteus is all about modularity. In its box, you'll find a variety of cubes to connect and create more than a hundred configurations with its structure, buttons, and LED lighting.

For example, you can combine the different cubes to create a functional controller to play with one hand. In addition, gamers can remap the buttons using the complementary software that works with Proteus.

Unlike the Adaptive Controller, Proteus wasn’t designed by Microsoft, although the technology company did work on the project. It’s a ByoWave product with the “Designed for Xbox” label.

Proteus, the new controller by BioWave

In terms of compatibility, the controller will work with the next-generation consoles, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, as well as the older Xbox One. Gamers can also use it on PCs running Windows 10 or Windows 11.

One point to note is that the company doesn’t offer support for PlayStation, although that would have been interesting. However, Sony console users have the PlayStation Access, a controller with accessibility features.

Proteus, with a USB-C cable and Bluetooth adapter, costs $299. Gamers can pre-order it on the manufacturer’s website. Deliveries will begin this fall, although it's unclear when it will be available outside the United States.

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