Most of the accessibility features of the game have been previewed by the Forza Motorsport developer Turn 10 Studios. First and foremost, the studio is expecting to make it comfortable for blind and low-vision players to enjoy the racing sim with the assistance of audio cues.
Turn 10 had around about spent two years building Blind Driving Assists with the aid of:
- accessibility consultant Brandon Cole (who is blind)
- and low-vision players
- and other blind players
- and low-vision players
The supplemental audio cues features are being offered to assist players navigate. They’ll get audible details on things like:
- track position
- and their approach and progress during turns.
The details about the car, including the level of deceleration needed and when to shift gears if they’re executing manual transmission will be learned by the players.
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In a video that presents the feature and details its development, Cole quotes that the steering guide option pans the engine noise and tire sounds to the left or right, as per the direction players should turn. Beeping sounds will be convincing players when they’re nearing the corner of the track. Cole is seen to claim that, with the assistance of the cues, he was able enough to win a race in opposition to a bunch of AI-driven cars.
The audio cues in the accessibility menu can be previewed by Blind and low-vision players. In-depth descriptions of what each cue means will be heard by them, indebted to the inclusion of a customizable screen narrator. Each set of cues can be switched on and off by the players separately, and they’ll be capable of tweaking their pitch and volume of them.
Meanwhile, it will probably take a while for players to get accustomed to the cues, they could be extremely useful for blind and low-vision folks who want to play Forza Motorsport.
Along with more common accessibility features like:
- full controller remapping
- colorblindness filters
- and customizable subtitles,
there’s another named One Touch Driving. This allows players for personalizing steering, braking, and throttle assists to reduce the number of simultaneous inputs required. Many of the assists they like can be enabled by theme. Turn 10 worked with players who have mobility and stamina disabilities to produce One Touch Driving, which is intended for those who may find it complicated to hold down buttons or press several buttons concurrently.
Forza Motorsport is slated to come later this year. It will be accessible on:
- Xbox Series X/S
- Xbox Cloud Gaming via the Steam and Microsoft Store.