An illustration showing the various components of the Proteus Controller

Who makes it?

The Proteus Controller is developed by ByoWave, an Irish peripheral company, in collaboration with Microsoft as part of the “Designed for Xbox” program.

What is it?

The Proteus Controller is a modular and highly customizable accessibility-focused gaming controller for Xbox and PC. It consists of interconnected cubes and input attachments that can be snapped together in various configurations to suit the unique needs of gamers who may benefit from the unique, unconventional design.

ByoWave has also shared several 3D files that can be downloaded and printed at home for further customization.

When/Where is it available?

The Proteus Controller is currently available to preorder on ByoWave’s website and is expected to ship in the fall of 2024. It will also be available through major retailers once it officially launches.

Why should I care?

For gamers with physical impairments, finding a comfortable and functional controller for console and PC gaming can be a challenge. The Proteus Controller addresses this by offering unprecedented customization, allowing users to build a controller that fits their needs. Specifically, it supports over 100 million part and LED configurations, based on the currently-planned components. This innovation opens up gaming to a wider audience, making it more inclusive and accessible.

How much does it cost?

The Proteus Controller is priced at $299. However, an unspecified number of preorder units are currently available at a discounted “VIP price” of $255.

Other Coverage

PC Gamer, Tech Spot, Tom’s Hardware, The Verge