- Date: January 31, 2019
- Type: Television Commercial
Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2019: We All Win (Extended Version)
When technology empowers each of us, it empowers all of us. This Super Bowl, follow the inspirational story of passionate young gamers rising to the top of their game with a little help from their friends, family and the Xbox Adaptive Controller. The story illustrates Microsoft’s commitment to building accessible technology that levels the playing field and creates opportunity for all of us.
Audio Description version: https://youtu.be/7zTdMGux6rY Learn more at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/empowering/
My name is Grover.
My name is Ian.
My name is Owen, and I am nine and half years old.
I only have one. (hand)
I love video games, my friends, my family, and again - video games.
Whenever I play, it makes me feel happy.
The fun that you get to have with connecting with your friends.
You make your own rules.
It's his way of interactive with his friends when he can't physically otherwise do it.
When I'm playing with a regular controller, there are some things that don't work for me.
It's difficult for me to use both joysticks and the D-pad at the exact same time.
And it just slowed me down a bunch more while other people were like...
She's never had the freedom to play at the level she knows she could.
I never thought it was unfair. I just thought, "Hey, this is the way it is, and it's not going to change."
What I like about the adaptive controller is that now everyone can play.
I don't even have to look at the controller, and I can just be looking at the screen and be like, yep, yep.
You never want your kid to feel like an outsider or an other.
One of the biggest fears early on is how will Owen be viewed by the other kids. He's not different when he plays.
You can do it, Owen. Come on!
It's a little challenging, but that's the whole point of gaming.
I can hit the buttons just as fast as they can.
And I think I can crush my friends.
No matter how your bodt is, or how ast you are, you can play.
It's a really good thing to have in this world.
When everybody plays, we all win