Consoles for Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft’s Xbox, PC, smartphone/tablet have been largely made and modelled in a different manner, but who needs so many consoles when you can do the same with one? Meet the All Controller — one console for all your gaming needs across platforms.
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Designed and currently being marketed by Digital Depth Inc., a Canada-based company, on Kickstarter for crowd funding, the console is fully customisable and works on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android and iOS.
The All Controller comes fitted with 11 USB and 7 Bluetooth drivers, making customising up to a maximum of 16 profiles for various consoles a breeze for the users using the onboard LCD display of the controller.
The Kickstarter campaign for the console, at the time of writing, had received north of Canadian $10,000 out of the total goal of $75,000 with 61 backers and 44 days for the campaign to end.
The All Controller supports 40 hours of gameplay on a single charge, USB, Bluetooth and Wireless Dongle support, has a mouse and keyboard mode, adjustable joystick dead zone and sensitivity, trigger sensitivity, easy button mapping macros and time sensitive button combinations.
According to the company, the controllers will start delivering in April 2018, with $130 being a price for Early Birds — $150 otherwise — who back the project now and also get a controller which will fulfil your gaming demands on multiple consoles — including a cell phone holder on the console.
If you’re just looking to get a wired All Controller or a Wireless one, those will cost you $55 and $70, respectively, right now as opposed to their launch cost of $65 and $80.
There are a few other ways that you can help the company customise the All Controller for you like expand its memory to support up to 128 profiles, install accelerometer and gyroscope, have a PlayStation or Xbox console layout, or a bigger battery and more but for this you’ll need to be ready to shell a few million Canadian bucks.
The concept of this controller looks pretty amazing as it ends the need to have multiple controllers for different consoles.