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The first Access-Ability Summer Showcase has recently ended.
The 45-minute show highlighted the efforts being made to make 15 recently released and upcoming games more accessible to players with disabilities.
“Basically, I want this to be a space where disabled gamers can get in on the excitement of finding out about new and upcoming video games, with less risk of finding out later that a cool-looking game that you’ve seen today isn’t going to be something that you can play when it actually releases,” host Laura Kate Dale explained.
The full list of games shown during the Showcase was as follows:
- Skye Tales
- Bossgame: The Final Boss is My Heart
- Sniper Elite 5
- A Knight in the Attic
- Princess Farmer
- Botany Manor
- Brok the InvestiGator
- Solace State
- Pine Hearts
- Blinnk and the Vacuum of Space
- Stories of Blossom
Awareness of the issue of accessibility in games has continued to grow in recent years, with both developers and hardware makers taking steps to make games more accessible to those who need assistance to play them.
Xbox also has its own Adaptive Controller, which allows players to connect external devices like switches, buttons, mounts and joysticks to customise a control method that best suits their playing needs.