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Sony is adding accessibility tags to PlayStation Store game listings on PS5

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced that accessibility tags for PlayStation Store game listings on PS5 will be rolled out globally this week.

In a PlayStation Blog post, SIE’s senior VP of platform experience, Hideaki Nishino, said the tags will enable developers “to provide detailed insight on accessibility features supported in their games”.

He added: “These can range from visual and audio accessibility settings to DualSense controller options, difficulty settings, and online communication features like chat transcription.”

Accessibility Tags on PlayStation Store | PS5

Nishino said there will be over 50 accessibility tags for developers to chose from across six categories including:

  • 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 will be available for PS5 and PS4 games on PlayStation Store on Sony’s newer console only.

Games that will support the new feature at launch include 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.

“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,” Nishino said.

At CES in January, Sony announced Project Leonardo, a new customisable controller aimed at players with disabilities.

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