Xbox asking disabled players to weigh in on game accessibility

Xbox asking disabled players to weigh in on game accessibility

Xbox is increasing the scope of its accessibility testing service.

At the company's Accessibility Showcase yesterday, the firm said that developers will now be able to receive detailed feedback from disabled players via its Microsoft Gaming Accessibility Testing Service.

This follows the Big M rolling out the service, which tests how accessible games are for their developers and publishers back in 2021. Earlier this year, the company unveiled the Gaming Accessibility Resource Hub, which features a wealth of guides and other knowledge studios might need to make their games more accessible.

"At Xbox, we aspire to empower everyone to play the games they want, with the people they want, anywhere they want," said Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

"An important part of that ambition is making gaming accessible to the over 400 million players with disabilities, including adapting our own games and platforms. We also want to empower game creators with accessibility tools and best practices, and build communities where people feel safe, welcome, and represented."

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