Racing game Forza Horizon 5 will have the option to display a sign language interpreter during in-game cutscenes, which use American and British sign languages. Users can enable the option through the accessibility option in the game.
Microsoft writes That the sign language option will be added to Forza Horizon 5 on Tuesday, March 1, via a free update. “The update includes representatives from the deaf and hard of hearing community who read parts of the story in sign language in between drives,” the blog post said.
Forza Horizon 5 already has written captions, but according to the developer, this is not always useful for people who mainly use sign language. Microsoft writes, because sign language has a different structure than written language, reading subtitles can be a tiring experience. Moreover, the translation lacks dialect and emotion, while these nuances are conveyed in sign language.
Users can choose the type of sign language in the accessibility settings, among other things. At the moment, there are only options for British or American sign language. It is not known if other sign languages will be added in the future, such as Dutch or Flemish Sign Language. If sign language is enabled, a sign language interpreter will appear during cutting operations. Users can, among other things, change the background color and adjust the position of the sign language interpreter. The update also adds five new cars and a new Festival playlist to the game. The studio is also making some bug fixes.
Microsoft has been working on accessibility features for players with disabilities for some time. The company has already created Xbox adaptive controller which can be expanded with external keys and buttons. Tweakers posted about this earlier preview† company Also added co-pilot to Xbox, allowing users to use two controllers to control a character. last year Microsoft has updated its Xbox accessibility guidelines For developers, to make games more accessible. Forza Horizon 5 is manufactured by Playground Games, part of Microsoft Xbox Game Studios.
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