Sony announce Project Leonardo for PlayStation 5

Thursday, January 5th, 2023

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Sony have announced news of Project Leonardo’, a customisable accessibility controller kit for PlayStation 5. Details are available on the PlayStation Blog.

The article states that the controller kit is a ‘configurable controller that works in tandem with many third-party accessibility accessories and integrates with the PS5 console to open up new ways of gaming. It is built to address common challenges faced by many players with limited motor control, including difficulty holding a controller for long periods, accurately pressing small clusters of buttons or triggers, or positioning thumbs and fingers optimally on a standard controller.’

Dr Mick Donegan, SpecialEffect Founder and CEO, said “We’re really excited to see the impact of the controller on helping to make access to gaming available to many more people.”

Project Leonardo is currently in development and Sony are continuing to gather feedback.

There’s an outline post on our website aboout the project.