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Battle royale games, and the increasing drive towards accessible gaming

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After the huge step forward that was The Last of Us Part 2 in 2020, the subject of accessibility hasn't been too far from any discussion relating to video gaming, whether it be about the consoles or the games themselves.

One of the most popular kinds of game at the minute are battle royales, such as Fortnite or Apex Legends, which see players engage in a battle set in a vast environment until only one team, or individual, is left standing.

You might find this article, written from the perspective of a disabled gamer, interesting to read. It offers up some useful hints and tips about the best way to approach playing a battle royale game as a disabled person, and discusses the subject of how accessible these sorts of games are:
  • Do you play battle royale games? If so, which ones? 
  • How accessible do you find them? 
  • How do you think the accessibility of these games could improve?
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And while we're on the subject, it was revealed last week that the upcoming Ratchet and Clank game will include a range of accessibility features, designed to make the game more accessible for disabled gamers. You can read about some of those features here.
That piece of news represents another step in the right direction for the levels of accessibility across the industry, it is hoped that the sorts of accessibility features detailed above will become a standard for all games to follow.
Fingers crossed :) 
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