The remake of the first part of The Last of Us will obviously pay special attention to accessibility and accessibility. Just recently, development studio Naughty Dog shared some insights into the visuals and gameplay of the reboot, as well as hints at upcoming accessibility options – and they’ve been met with great enthusiasm by parts of the community.
While the new edition is said to include over 60 accessibility features in total, one feature in particular catches the eye: The Last of Us Part 1 will be the first Playstation game to include an audio description of the game and cut-scenes.
This has met with very positive feedback from some experts and could be another argument in favor of the remake – after all, there were many voices who were of the opinion that there was no need for a new edition, but our Alex was very good about that in an opinion piece argued.
Now there is probably still a few statements for the somewhat heated and stressful debate surrounding the need for a TLOU remake.
The blind gamer and accessibility activist Steve Saylor as well as SightlessKombat, content creator and consultant in the field of accessibility, were enthusiastic about the function and emphasized that precisely because of this a remake makes sense.
Stacey Jenkins, who works as Accessibility Project Manager at Ubisoft Paris, also praises the new feature: “Holy moly, audio description in the current game, let’s go!”
Not much is known about the other accessibility options in the game, other than that it’s likely that all of the featrues that were added with the sequel The Last of Us Part 2 could be included again in the reboot. At least the color fidelity mode known from the sequel was already seen in remake clips.
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Regardless of the accessibility, The Last of Us will also be expanded with some game modes in the remake, for example a permadeath and a speedrunner option.