Developer Naughty Dog showed off their impressive accessibility features that will be included in The Last of Us Part 1.
The Last of Us Part 1 is a remake of the original game that premiered on the PlayStation 3 in 2013.
Despite being only nine years removed from the original and having been remastered way back in 2014, Part 1 is an attempt to bring the original story of Joel and Ellie into the modern world of games through the powerful hardware of the PlayStation 5.
While TLOU Part 1 does a lot to update character models and gameplay, the new accessibility features may be the feature that makes it over the top.
The Last of Us Part 1 offers impressive accessibility features
Naughty Dog has clearly made it their mission to ensure that all types of players can enjoy The Last of Us Part 1 when it finally comes out on September 2.
In a blog post for the game, Game Director Matthew Gallant said, “The biggest new feature we have is audio descriptions for cinematics. We’ve partnered with Descriptive Video Works, a professional service backed by TV, movies and video game trailers, and integrated them into the cutscenes and into all of our localized languages.
Another impressive new feature is the haptic feedback on the DualSense controller. Gallant explained why it’s so important: “That way a deaf player can feel the way a line is delivered, feel the emphasis, along with the subtitles to give a sense of how that line is delivered.”
In a new trailer for the upcoming action-adventure game, developers in the studio show exactly what the new features will look like in real time.
Alternative controls are also available for players who want to customize the DualSense controller options.
In addition, there are also magnification and visual aids, such as the ability to adjust the HUD size, as well as a screen magnifier that allows players to zoom in on any part of the screen via the touchpad on the PS5 controller.
The entirety of the changes can be read via the blog post on the PlayStation website.
With the remake just around the corner, The Last of Us fans won’t have to wait long to try out the game’s new accessibility features.