Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Game accessibility feature tags are now available in the Microsoft Store for Xbox

The Microsoft Game Accessibility team is pleased to announce that Game Accessibility Feature Tags are now available to all users of the Microsoft Store on Xbox and Xbox.com. We’re also announcing that this information is available to all users for the first time in the Xbox app on your PC and the mobile Xbox Game Pass app.

If you’re a game developer, you can use these tags to indicate general accessibility features for your game and help gamers decide whether to buy or download a title. Based on extensive user research and discussions with the Gaming & Disability Community, there are a total of 20 tags. These include narrated game menus, subtitle options, input remapping, full keyboard support, and single stick gameplay. Game publishers can also include links to additional accessibility information for their titles.

There is a specific set of criteria that developers must meet in order to use these tags, ensuring a consistent set of criteria for quality. As an example, we know that subtitles in games can be frustrating for many players, but the font size is so small that it’s very hard to read. To use the “Subtitle Options” feature tag, you not only need subtitles that meet a particular font size, but you can also increase the number of subtitles significantly beyond that.

Since its release on October 1st in the Xbox Accessibility Insider League (XAIL), more than 11,000 insiders have given us their thoughts and feedback on the Game Accessibility Tag feature. Based on feedback from the Gaming & Disability Community, we’ve made some exciting changes to further improve the experience.

  • We’ve updated the Microsoft Store and product support pages to better explain why and how titles may or may not have specific tags.
  • With additional support from Xbox Game Studios and third-party game development partners, we currently have over 325 tagged products.
  • At the top of each game detail page, we’ve added an accessibility “badge” that quickly shows how many accessibility tags a particular game contains.
  • Moved the accessibility spotlight to a new, easier-to-find home in the Xbox Microsoft Store.
  • We’ve updated the Microsoft Store and product support pages to better explain why and how titles may or may not have specific tags.
  • The Xbox PC app and Mobile Game Pass app have been updated to include accessibility tag information.

In addition to these 20 accessibility features, we know that there are other features that our community wants the game to show. In the future, we want to add more tags, making sure they are simple and easy to use. If you have any tags you would like us to add, we encourage you to submit your suggestions at. “Propose accessibility feature tags for games” Portal.

In addition, we plan to add the ability to filter and sort games by these tags in the coming months. We are also working to integrate this information into other Microsoft experiences.

Thanks to all the members of the Xbox Accessibility Insider League. By continuing to provide feedback, we were able to make this feature as valuable as possible to the global player community. See for more information. “”Xbox game accessibility featuresSupport page.. Also, if you are a developer interested in tagging your title, please visit the following website: “Accessibility feature tag” site..