Sony announces Project Leonardo for PS5, which aims to improve controller accessibility
Comes with interchangeable analog sticks and buttons of different shapes and sizes.
It’s a little surprising that it took Sony so long to officially announce and release accessibility products, but hey, better late than never. Project Leonardo is a new, highly customizable controller kit designed to help gamers with disabilities play their games the way they want to on PS5.
With multiple control profiles, button mapping features, as well as interchangeable analog sticks and buttons of different shapes and sizes, Project Leonardo definitely looks promising and should go a long way towards making PS5 games even more accessible than before. Additionally, a Project Leonardo controller can be used alone or paired with a DualSense controller.
Here are some of the other features you can expect from the kit:
hardware adjustments. Project Leonardo for PS5 is a canvas for gamers to create their own gaming experience. It includes a robust kit with interchangeable components, including a variety of caps and buttons for analog sticks of different shapes and sizes.
Players can use these components to create a variety of control layouts. And the distance of the analog stick from the gamepad can be adjusted according to the player’s preference. These components allow players to find a configuration that works for their strength, range of motion, and particular physical needs.
software adjustments. On the PS5 console, players have a number of options to customize their Project Leonardo gaming experience:
- key assignment
- The controller’s buttons can be programmed to any supported function and multiple buttons can be mapped to the same function. Conversely, players can assign two functions (like “R2” + “L2”) to the same key.
- tax profiles
- Players can save their programmed button settings as control profiles and easily switch between them by pressing the profile button.
- Up to three control profiles can be saved and accessed by the player at any time via their PS5 console.
Project Leonardo is currently in development and there is no set release date for it yet.
https://twinfinite.net/2023/01/sony-announces-project-leonardo-for-ps5-designed-to-help-with-controller-accessibility/ Sony announces Project Leonardo for PS5, which aims to improve controller accessibility