Microsoft is using information tags to make the Xbox game store more accessible

If you have ever browsed the game library available to you Xbox Game Pass, Or search for something to buy online Xbox game store, And wanted to know what subtitle options were available before purchasing, but found that such information could not be found. Microsoft heard your voice.

Xbox Accessibility Director Anita Mortaloni announced that Xbox is adding an accessibility label to its digital store. The purpose of the new label is to make it easier and clearer for players with disabilities to know whether the game has settings so that they can know which games they can play.


In a post Xbox cable, Motaloni kicks off A month-long celebration of accessible games There is news on Xbox that the new “Accessibility” tab in the details section of the store is coming soon.

“Over the years, the first question we received from the gaming and disability communities was’how do I know which games I can play?” Motaloni said in the post. “This is an important question because it is difficult for gamers to know whether it has the auxiliary features they need before buying a game.”

Therefore, the accessibility tag (previously called the accessibility metadata tag) will appear in the Microsoft Store on Xbox, and it will display the accessibility features available in each game so that you can make an informed decision before buying or downloading. These 20 tabs show you the accessible features, such as commentary game menus, subtitle options, input remapping, full keyboard support, and whether single stick games will appear in the game.

This sounds like a trivial matter, but providing this information directly in the store—without having to get details from Google or download the game first—can save time and is very helpful for people with disabilities.

“We know that in addition to these 20 accessibility features, our community also wants to see other features in the game,” Mortaloni continued. “In the future, we hope to add more tags and make sure that we don’t add too many tags to avoid confusion. Game accessibility tags will also be available on Xbox.com, Xbox apps on PC, and Xbox games in the next few days. Through the app within a month.”