SEATTLE—Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, and our hands-on time made us believe it may truly bridge the accessibility gap for gamers when it launches this September. During the reveal event, however, Xbox head Phil Spencer repeatedly referred to something that wasn't available for us to test out: the XAC's box.
"I really can't wait for you guys to check the box out," Spencer said in throwaway fashion while otherwise answering questions about the $99 device. Though we're not normally interested in such "unboxing" prospects, we saw between the lines: maybe this box would also be making accessible strides.
Last week, we got to go hands-on with the upcoming XAC's box, handles, and stickers—and see how these may pave the way for future Microsoft products.