Xbox Series S receives a new feature from Microsoft that would make your gaming experience smoother and better. Here are the new Accessibility features.
Xbox Series S is currently less advanced compared to the higher-end version Series X. This is why most consumers prefer to have the more expensive version of Microsoft’s popular gaming gadget.
However, the giant tech firm decided to enhance Series S by releasing the new Accessibility Features, which are expected to make your gaming experience smoother and better than before. Microsoft has announced sweeping updates coming to the Xbox games marketplace, Series X|S settings, and more as part of its efforts to improve the accessibility of its products.
The company’s announcement started with game accessibility feature tags, “which will display the accessibility features available in each game so you can make informed decisions before you buy or download” they, are going to make their way to the Microsoft Store on Xbox.
Microsoft said these new Xbox Series S tags will cover 20 accessibility features such as “Narrated Game Menus, Subtitle options, Input Remapping, Full keyboard support, and Single Stick Gameplay” that developers can include in their games to make them easier for all players to enjoy.
Series S Receives New Accessibility Features
Xbox Series S‘ developer also said that “a new Accessibility spotlight page in the Microsoft Store on Xbox will highlight games that have numerous game accessibility feature tags, have been recognized by the Gaming & Disability community, and/or demonstrate innovative accessibility capabilities.”
But the Microsoft Store on Xbox isn’t the only thing being updated. Microsoft said that it will make some changes to the Xbox Series X|S, too, beginning with rebranding the “Ease of Access” page in the gaming device’ settings to “Accessibility” so its purpose will be a bit easier to grok.
The gaming gadget will also get a Quick Settings menu in the Xbox Guide to allow accessibility features to be enabled or disabled as fast as possible. (Which is useful if multiple people use the gaming device, for example, or if a feature is useful in-game but frustrating while streaming video.)
On the other hand, there’s also a new color filter setting that “applies globally to everything on Xbox Series X|S, including all games, movies, apps, menus, etc.” rather than requiring colorblind Xbox owners to manage settings inside every single game or app, assuming they offer those settings in the first place.
Microsoft’s new console Accessibility changes were rounded out by the official release of the Night Mode that Microsoft started testing in August and globally applicable Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech chat options in the Settings app. The giant tech creator added that they “know that to make gaming a place where everyone is welcome to have fun and play in their own way, we need to offer customization, choice and always put our players at the center of everything we do. Accessible and inclusive gaming is core to everything we do because we truly believe that when everyone plays, we all win.”