Four 3.5mm AUX ports are included in the hardware of these PS5 controllers to support various switches and accessibility equipment already on the market. The controller itself doesn’t need to be held, and it can be put on a tripod or laid flat on a table.
Project Leonardo can be used alone or in combination with DualSense controllers. The PS5 can recognise up to two Project Leonardos and one DualSense as a single gamepad. This gives players flexibility and makes it possible for others to help manage games. The split controller design enables almost free-form left/right thumbstick repositionability and is hand-free. Additionally, it has interchangeable stick caps and very flexible buttons.
Sony is clearly emulating Microsoft with Project Leonardo, which has been a pioneer in accessibility technology, particularly in the gaming industry. Many of the same selling advantages of Sony’s new initiative were present in the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which Microsoft unveiled in 2018 but in a longer and flatter design. Microsoft has a five-year strategy to enhance the accessibility of technology for people with challenges as well as a new lab dedicated to developing accessible gear.
Price & Availability
There is no information as to what will be the price of the Project Leonardo PS5 controllers or when they will be available. But we can expect details on them very soon.