Accessibility Tags Arrive in the PlayStation Store on PS5

Accessibility Tags Arrive in the PlayStation Store on PS5

The new tags will help PS5 users find games that support accessibility features that suit their needs.

PlayStation 5 users browsing for new games on the PlayStation Store will soon have access to all new Accessibility Tags, which offer a new way of filtering games by specific accessibility features. According to the announcement today on PlayStation Blog, the tags are gradually releasing for PS5 players this week. Sony has released a brief video demonstrating what Accessibility Tags look like for Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on the PlayStation Store.

To see the Accessibility Tags associated with a game on PS5, all you have to do is press the triangle button on the DualSense controller to bring up a game’s full list of accessibility features. The features can range from gameplay controls and online communication options to audio and visual features.

Here is a list of some of the features that can be filtered using the new Accessibility Tags:

  • 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.

Several games will support Accesibility Tags once they become available, including Returnal, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War Ragnarök, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, to name a few.

Sony’s latest attempt at improving accessibility on PS5 follows just months after the reveal of Project Leonardo, Sony’s upcoming accessibility controller kit designed for PS5.