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Forza Horizon 5's accessibility features detailed, will be available at launch

Published: 13:18, 04 November 2021
Playground Games
Forza Horizon 5 accessibility settings
Forza Horizon 5 accessibility settings

Forza Horizon 5 will flaunt some accessibility settings at launch. The settings were developed in partnership with players from the Gaming and Disability community.

Pre-loads for Forza Horizon 5 have been available for some time now, and the game weighs in at a staggering 103 GB. Playground Games' race-em-up will be available through Early Access tomorrow, November 5, and fully launch on November 9. The devs have taken the time to go over some of Forza Horizon 5's accessibility features created in partnership with players from the Gaming and Disability community.

The accessibility features in Forza Horizon 5 will be available at launch.

Forza Horizon 5 accessibility features rundown video
 Forza Horizon 5 accessibility features
  • A Game Speed Modification setting that allows gamers to play Forza Horizon 5 at a reduced speed when playing offline; great for newcomers and those who would like more time to progress through the game.
  • High Contrast mode that changes colours in an effort to make things such as menus and text easier to distinguish.
  • Colour Blindness mode: allows players with colour blindness to better visualize game elements. These are independently adjustable for the UI and the game visuals. 
  • Subtitles options:
    • Toggle subtitles on or off.
    • Adjust the font size.
    • Adjust the background opacity.
    • Ability to highlight keywords.
  • Customize menu and gameplay font size.
  • Screen reader narrator that reads text, buttons, and other elements aloud.
  • Text-to-speech and speech-to-text options for players who want to take part in Voice Chat.
  • Ability to disable moving backgrounds.
  • Notification duration setting, which allows players to set how long notifications in the game appear.

Playground Games will continue to work on the accessibility features and expand them in line with the wishes of the community. The team already announced some upcoming features including American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language (BSL) support for cinematics in Forza Horizon 5. The feature will boast a picture-in-picture display near the bottom of the screen.

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