PS5 PlayStation Store to Introduce Accessibility Tags for Players; Feature to Launch This Week

The PS5 PlayStation Store is getting a new feature that will allow players to quickly browse accessibility options that games may have from the store page. Known as Accessibility Tags, the feature will be rolling out for various games, including popular titles such as Ghost of Tsushima.

Here’s an example of what the Accessibility Tags look like in the PlayStation Store:

The tags are found at the right of the game’s store page, though you’d need to press a couple of buttons to browse them. These include text-related tags (Clear Text, Large Text), audio-related tags (Audio Cue Alternatives, Directional Audio Indicators), and more.

Here are all six Accessibility Tag categories that will be implemented in the feature:

  • 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.

Accessibility Tags will roll out sometime this week, with supported games including Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, Returnal, God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, and many other titles. Do note that this will only be available on the PlayStation Store on PS5 consoles, not on PC or PS4.

If there’s a new firmware update rolled out for this, we’ll let our readers know.