Xbox announces more accessibility features in latest update
Xbox Game Studios has revealed that their latest update for all Xbox consoles now includes additional accessibility features. The team hosted a special video yesterday called the Xbox Accessibility Showcase, in which they walked through all of the new options that have been added to help the roughly 400 million gamers around the world. We have the video and team notes for you to check out here, but it basically highlights how the company is making sure people with disabilities can still enjoy games released on any of their consoles in the world. ‘adapting to their needs. You can read more information about the details here also.
- Game accessibility feature tags are coming to Microsoft Store on Xbox: One of the main questions the Accessibility Team receives from gamers is “How do I know which games I can play?” To help you, the Microsoft Store on Xbox will include new game tags that denote the accessibility features they include. This update makes it easier for gamers to understand whether a game is right for them before purchasing or downloading it.
- Upcoming accessibility features Infinite Halo: When the game launches on December 8, 2021, Infinite halo will include features that allow players to customize their experience and make the game more accessible for their unique needs, including:
- The ability to adjust the font size and opacity of the background for the captions
- Text-to-speech and text-to-speech options
- New customizations allow gamers to control their sound experience with different volume sliders for a variety of in-game sounds
- New prosthetic options allowing players to customize their Spartans.
- New accessibility features coming to the Xbox console: Including an updated accessibility spotlight page, quick settings, color filters, night mode, and more.
- A new course on the fundamentals of game accessibility: Designed to help developers learn more about accessibility and how to create accessible games.