[games_access] Xbox One vs PS4 for accessibility

Michelle Hinn michellehinn at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 20:52:09 EST 2013

Thanks for that update Barrie -- very helpful! It would be great if MS and
Sony can keep from implementing something that will negate this -- fingers


On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM, Barrie Ellis <oneswitch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thought I'd post a little update on the Xbox One vs. PS4 for physical

> access...


> Seems the Xbox One presently has a massive advantage, as the Cronus Max

> team (www.cronusmax.com) have managed to get their cross-controller

> converter working.


> It's said that a huge range of PS3 and Xbox 360 controllers (including

> many custom accessible controllers) will now work on the Xbox One. The Max

> Aim App will also allow a Windows PC to connect, enabling speech, JoyToKey

> (for all kinds of things) and the likes of GlovePie (tailor made speech

> commands) to work the Xbox One. Very exciting. Adding a cheap "360/P3"

> adapter will enable the connection of PSone and PS2 controllers (in theory

> as this does work on the older Cronus Device).


> So all the Pinterest accessible options I've posted here are possible on

> Xbox One too: http://www.pinterest.com/oneswitch/cronus-and-accessibility/



> From a PS4 perspective, there seem to be some problems. It seems that the

> front-end menu can be controlled by USB connected joypad like devices, but

> games can't. This is as far as things have got so far on the PS4 to the

> best of my knowledge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-knog9jtwLE. Looks

> like this may need a system update from Sony, to enable USB connected

> controllers to work too from my basic understanding.



> Fingers crossed both Microsoft and Sony get behind this (or at the very

> least, don't try to stop it). Without adapters like these, these consoles

> are just bricks to some people.


> Barrie


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