A brand new Xbox One Insider update showcases some of the new upcoming features we can expect for the Xbox One, including a brand new Copilot controller mode.
The new Copilot controller mode will allow players to assign two controllers to a single control input. This opens up the opportunity for better accessibility for those with disabilities or better support for parent-child gameplay.
Here's an example of the Copilot controller mode in action: A parent can switch on copilot mode while watching their child play the new Yooka Laylee game. The parent can spectate, but when the child comes across a part they're finding too difficult, the parent can jump in to help with their own controller. Both the parent's controller and the child's controller will be able to control the characters in Yooka Laylee.
Alternatively, if a user has a disability that makes it difficult for them to access all of the buttons on a single controller at once, they now have the option to split the controls across to controller, giving them more accessibility.
This new feature is still in the 'beta' phase in the Insider version of the Xbox One dashboard, but it should be pushed out to the live Xbox One dashboard soon. So far, the feature seems to be working as it's intended. We think this is a great new feature that should bring new opportunities for everybody to the living room.
What do you think of the new copilot controller mode?