PlayStation fans with special needs can finally play at ease with Sony’s Project Leonardo revealed at CES 2023!
Moreover, Project Leonardo aims to “eliminate obstacles to gaming and let players with impairments play more simply, more comfortably, and for longer periods on PS5”
About the Project Leonardo
Their new controller was made with assistance from accessibility professionals, members of the gaming community, and studios. Furthermore, Sony’s Project Leonardo swappable component kit includes an assortment of buttons and caps for analog sticks of varying sizes of buttons.
Players on the PS5 will have the option of using a feature called “button mapping,” which allows them to assign any of the controller’s buttons to any of the controller’s supported actions. In addition, players can assign a single button to do many actions. The PlayStation 5 will allow users to save and switch between up to three different control profiles, each with its own unique set of preferences.
You can use both additional Sony’s Project Leonardo controllers and DualSense controllers with Project Leonardo, but it also works fine when used either way. It also features four 3.5mm AUX connectors for external device control profiles.
The future of swappable components
The accessibility features of PlayStation’s games have been getting increasing attention with the release of the PlayStation 5. Moreover, The Last of Us Part 1 Remake and God of War: Ragnarök both made efforts in helping deaf players with their releases.
Similarly to how Xbox released the Adaptive Controller, PlayStation will have its own accessibility controller kit in the shape of Project Leonardo.