Published on April 4th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
Accessibility Tags roll out this week on PlayStation Store on PS5
As Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) strive to make gaming more accessible for all players, today the team is excited to announce that Accessibility Tags are rolling out globally this week on PlayStation Store on the PS5 console.
Accessibility Tags allow game developers to provide detailed insight on accessibility features supported in their games. As players browse various game hubs on PlayStation Store game hubs on PS5, they’ll see a list of accessibility features by pressing the “Triangle” button if the game selected supports Accessibility Tags. These can range from visual and audio accessibility settings to DualSense controller options, difficulty settings, and online communication features like chat transcription.
Watch this clip showing Accessibility Tags in the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut game hub on PS5.
Accessibility Tags will be available for PS5 and PS4 games on PlayStation Store on PS5 and will allow players to easily see if the game they want to play features the accessibility options they’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, colour 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. SIE 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.
Together with the wide array of accessibility settings within the PS5 console UI, Accessibility Tags will empower players to personalise their PS5 gaming experience to their individual gameplay needs. They’re the latest step in SIE’s journey to make gaming more accessible, alongside inclusively-designed games from PlayStation Studios and upcoming products like Project Leonardo.
To find out more about the Accessibility Tags head to PlayStation.com.