In a recent interview with the microphones of Xbox Wire, the creative director of Playground Games, Mike Brown, has renewed the commitment of the software house in the field of accessibility, with new functions to be implemented already in Forza Horizon 5. In addition to the classic options for color blind, hard of hearing, and other disabilities, the study confirmed that sign language support would soon be introduced, with two interpreters, ASL (American Sign Language) and BSL (British Sign Language), appearing at the screen for translating dialogue during gameplay cutscenes.
This is a historic turning point for the medium, with Playground wanting to allow everyone to enjoy the experience without any limitations. At the moment, the update that will introduce this setting has no release date, but Brown has confirmed that it will arrive “shortly after launch,” so we can expect the update before the end of 2021. You can take a look at the functionality from minute 4:19.
Forza Horizon 5 surpassed the one million active players before the game was released, thanks only to gamers who purchased the Premium edition. The game debuted today, November 9, 2021, on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S, at no additional cost for all Xbox Game Pass subscribers.