Team Xbox has today unveiled a batch of new accessibility features that will be coming to Xbox soon, with the company preparing to celebrate accessible gaming and the Gaming & Disability community all month long.
The first of these is New Game Accessibility Feature Tags for the Microsoft Store on Xbox, which will "display the accessibility features available in each game so you can make informed decisions before you buy or download."
Next, four features will be coming soon to Xbox in the form of Quick Settings (quickly toggle accessibility features without leaving your game or app), Colour Filters (New and improved to enable those with colorblindness or color vision deficiency to explore more current games), Night Mode (adjusts light sources to help you get a better night’s sleep and support gamers with light sensitivity) and Globalization of Speech-to-Text / Text-to-Speech Chat Settings (set your preferences for Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech chat in Settings).
Finally, Xbox has also confirmed that it has updated the feature set on the Xbox Wireless Controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and the Xbox Adaptive Controller to include "next-gen features" such as better cross-device connectivity and reduced latency.
343 Industries is getting in on the action too, confirming that Halo Infinite will be packed with accessibility options including the ability to customise subtitles, font sizes, enable menu narration, use text-to-speech and speech-to-text options and much more, along with a "Linear Navigation" mode that lets players navigate through the UI without the need to visually see how controls are positioned on-screen to access them.
There's a whole lot more you can find out about these accessibility features over at the official Xbox Wire website, and Team Xbox has tons of plans to celebrate the Gaming & Disability community throughout October.
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