Horizon Forbidden West has added an accessibility mode for people with deep water phobia
New accessibility features arrive in patch that paves the way for this week’s Burning Shores DLC
The latest Horizon Forbidden West update has added several new accessibility features including a thalassophobia mode.
Thalassophobia is an intense fear of deep bodies of water like the ocean.
“This feature aims to ease thalassophobia symptoms by improving underwater ambient visibility and allowing you to breathe indefinitely, regardless of story progression,” Guerrilla Games said.
The mode is being introduced alongside other accessibility features including:
- Enlarging subtitles
- Auto pick-up
- Colour blindness settings
- Auto camera
- Navigation assist in Focus Mode
Patch 1.21 also adds support for Horizon Forbidden West’s Burning Shores expansion, which launches for PS5 on Wednesday.
It will introduce a hazardous new location for players to explore, plus new characters and machines to encounter.
Among the new machines is the Waterwing, a medium-sized flying machine that can dive deep underwater.
The DLC, which is priced at $20/£16, picks up Aloy’s story right where Horizon Forbidden West left off.
This means that to enter the Burning Shores, players need to have completed the main quest in the base game.
“South of the Tenakth Clan Lands, millennia of volcanic eruptions and violent seismic activity have carved the ruins of Los Angeles into a treacherous archipelago,” publisher Sony says.
“Experience the next chapter of Horizon Forbidden West as Aloy pursues a sinister new threat to the planet, hidden among these dangerous, untamed wilds.”
Customers who pre-order the expansion will receive access to two digital bonuses, the Blacktide Dye Outfit and the Blacktide Sharpshot Bow.