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Sony Puts More Focus on Accessibility With Project Leonardo for PS5
January 5, 2023 Andrew Cheng

Accessibility is one area Sony has put a lot of focus on, and its latest effort is Project Leonardo for the PS5. It’s a customisable controller kit that is meant to help players with disabilities “play games more easily, more comfortably, and for longer periods,” as the company puts it.

Design wise, Project Leonardo shares the PS5’s and DualSense’s design language and colour scheme, but it has a circular shape instead. The controller also has swappable components with analog stick caps and buttons in different shapes and sizes to suit a player’s preference.

There are also some software customisations, including button mapping and control profiles. Players can even use up to two different Project Leonardo controllers and a DualSense controller as a single virtual controller, depending on the needs of players.

Project Leonardo is currently in development, so there’s no tentative launch date yet for the controller. Once it’s ready for release, we reckon players with disabilities will appreciate the controller’s range of accessibility features. More details on Project Leonardo can be found here.

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