Microsoft's accessibility-minded Xbox controller leaks ahead of E3

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Is this a new Xbox One controller developed by Microsoft? It also has two large "A" and "B" buttons, and three LED lights that might show which programmed modes are active.

No details are available regarding the controller beyond what's self-evident within the image. On one side are the more typical Xbox controller menu buttons and d-pad.

Across the top of the controller are a series of function icons, perhaps hinting at some sort of programmable function.

No mention of when the controller would be launched, but E3 2018 does seem like a likely venue and time, but we'll be keeping our eyes peeled all the same.

Less obvious are other features that require some speculation. There's also an input plug on one side, and perhaps on the other as well, which could allow for additional controller accessories based on the user's needs.

Whether or not the controller is genuine remains unclear. However given that gamers come in all shapes and sizes, it is clearly not a one-size-fits-all solution, but the good news for Xbox One gamers is that it looks like Microsoft could have something in the works.

If this holds up to be true, this will be yet another way for Microsoft to showcase how they've been working to make gaming and Xbox more inclusive for everyone.

The new controller might look amusing to most gamers, but this one is being designed for accessibility purposes.

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