Sony Introduces Accessibility Tags on PlayStation Store for PS5, Empowering Players to Personalize Their Gaming Experience

Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR'S CUT accessibility features.

Sony has announced the rollout of Accessibility Tags globally on PlayStation Store on the PS5 console. The new feature allows game developers to provide detailed insight on accessibility features supported in their games. This makes it easier for players with disabilities to find games that cater to their individual needs.

Accessibility Tags are a list of features that range from visual and audio accessibility settings to DualSense controller options, difficulty settings, and online communication features like chat transcription. These features will be available globally for PS5 and PS4 games on PlayStation Store on PS5.

50+ Accessibility Tags Arrive on PlayStation Store

Screenshot showing the Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR'S CUT accessibility options.
Accessibility options. Image via Sony.

The Accessibility Tags are categorized into six categories, including visual accessibility features, audio features, subtitle and caption options, control options, gameplay options, and online communication options. Game developers can choose from over 50 Accessibility Tags across these categories.

Accessibility Tags include options like clear text, large text, color alternatives, audio cues, volume controls, button remapping, and more. Subtitles, captions, and gameplay settings like difficulty levels and skippable puzzles are also available.

To access Accessibility Tags, players can press the “Triangle” button while browsing various game hubs on PlayStation Store. If the game selected supports Accessibility Tags, a list of accessibility features will be displayed. This allows players to see if the game they want to play features the accessibility options they’re looking for.

Sony has collaborated with a wide range of developers to implement Accessibility Tags in their game hubs on PS5 in the coming weeks and months. 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.

Accessibility Tags are the latest step in Sony’s journey to make gaming more accessible, alongside inclusively-designed games from PlayStation Studios and upcoming products like Project Leonardo. Together with the wide array of accessibility settings within the PS5 console UI, Accessibility Tags will empower players to personalize their PS5 gaming experience to their individual gameplay needs. Sony hopes to receive feedback from their community and continue enhancing gaming accessibility for all players.

 
 

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