PlayStation Store Adds Accessibility Tags on PS5

    Discovering accessibility features is now much easier.

    Sony Interactive Entertainment announced its rollout of the Accessibility Tags feature for the PlayStation Store on PS5. This new feature allows developers to provide information on accessibility features found within their PS4 and PS5 games.

    The Accessibility Tags feature lets players access information about accessibility features found in games by pressing the Triangle button on a PlayStation Store page. The game must have support for Accessibility Tags in order to use the feature while browsing the PlayStation Store, however. Additionally, the feature is limited to the PS5 console only, so PS4 players browsing the store are unable to use this feature. 

    The latest details are available below via PlayStation Blog:

    Accessibility Tags

    With Accessibility Tags, you’ll be able to easily see if the game you want to play features the accessibility options you’re looking for. Here’s a sampling of the more than 50 Accessibility Tags available for game developers to choose from, across six categories:

    • Visual accessibility features, such as clear text, large text, color alternatives, audio cues and directional audio indicators. 
    • Audio features, such as volume controls, mono audio, screen reader and visual cue alternatives.
    • Subtitle and caption options, including subtitle size, clear captions, and large captions.
    • Control options, including button remapping, thumbstick sensitivity, and ability to play without button holds, rapid button presses or motion control.
    • Gameplay options, such as difficulty settings, skippable puzzles, simplified quick time events, and game speed.
    • Online communication options, such as text or voice chat transcription and ping communication.

    Accessibility Tags on PlayStation Store for PS5 will gradually release for players this week. At launch, a variety of games such as Days Gone, Death Stranding Director’s Cut, Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, God of War, God of War Ragnarök, Gran Turismo 7, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Returnal will support Accessibility Tags. We are just starting to roll out this feature and are collaborating with a wide range of developers to implement this feature in their game hubs on PS5 in the coming weeks and months.

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    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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