Sony is introducing new tags on the PlayStation Store that provide an overview of what accessibility features are available in each game. Sony calls them “Accessibility Tags” and is rolling them out across regions this week. The tags are only available on the PlayStation Store on PS5 consoles and at the moment, won’t be found on the web-based store and PS4.
These Accessibility Tags aim to highlight features available in-game which include visual, audio, control and gameplay options tailored for those who need them. That way, users who are shopping around for a game can get an understanding of what accessibility support they can find when playing.
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Sony detailed these new Accessibility Tags in a video. The video shows off Ghost of Tsushima and the various accessibility options the game has in the settings menu. In a way, this feature is almost like going through the actual in-game settings and working through options such as adjustable stick inversion, disabling rapid button presses etc.
Sony says the tags will “gradually” release this week but there’s a catch – they won’t appear for all games at once. Sony is allowing developers the opportunity to add these tags to their store listings. If the developers don’t add them, you won’t see them.
First-party PlayStation titles will get the tags first. Games including Days Gone, Death Stranding Director’s Cut, Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, God of War, God of War Ragnarök, Gran Turismo 7, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Returnal.
Hopefully, as time goes by, older titles will get tag support and all new games released on the PlayStation Store will also get these tags added right from the start. You can read more about the PlayStation tag support in the blog post here.