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Forza horizon 5 will offer full sign-language support

As the video games industry matures, developers have been focusing on making games as accessible as possible. Forza Horizon 5 looks to be taking it to the next level as the upcoming racing game will offer full sign-language support in an update after launch.

In a video detailing the accessibility features available with Forza Horizon 5, the team at Playground Games revealed that “the team is excited to share we are also working on American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language (BSL) support for cinematics in Forza Horizon 5. Coming soon, this feature will include a picture-in picture display near the bottom of the screen of an ASL/BSL interpreter during the cinematics in the game.”

The video shows off what this will look like, with an ASL/BSL interpreter green screened onto the bottom right corner of the screen. For the uninitiated, people who are deaf or hard of hearing usually cannot gain the same amount of context through mere closed captions. It is for that reason that sign-language interpreters are so appreciated.

Films and TV shows have offered sign-language options for decades. As the video games industry matures however, it is encouraging to see more and more accessibility options being added to games, making the industry and its art available to more and more people every day.

KitGuru says: What do you think of the accessibility features? Do you appreciate it? What features are still missing? Let us know down below.

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