Ahead of the PS5’s November release date, Sony has detailed some of the accessibility settings that will be built in to the console and its DualSense controller at launch.
The company’s current generation console PS4 already has many accessibility settings, including text to speech, the ability to invert colours, custom button assignments and more.
In a recent blog post, Sony said PS5 would offer a voice dictation feature to quickly input text without the use of a virtual keyboard, along with button assignments, closed captions and options to hear on-screen text, or have text messages spoken out loud to other party members. Further to that, improvements have also been made to audio in order to provide players with better spatial awareness.
These features will be supported in multiple languages at launch, including English, Japanese, German, Italian, France French, Canadian French, Spain Spanish and Latin American Spanish.
Sony has also stated that the PS5 will support user-adjustable colour correction, with the option to create game presets so that users can customize their settings in advance for games which support this .
When it comes to the DualSense controller, Sony has said that it’ll be possible to reduce the force of the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers or turn it off entirely.
In addition to its work on accessibility features, SIE established ABLE@PlayStation for its employees earlier this year, which is described as “an accessibility and all abled inclusion-focused employee network.”
The company said that ABLE was built to ensure accessibility and disability inclusion for its employees and the community. The employee network also focuses on emotional health awareness, supporting the fight against chronic illnesses.
Both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition will launch on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with the rest of the world getting the console on November 19.
However, the release date for PS5 accessories was recently brought forward to October 30 in the US, and to November 12 in the UK.