Forza Horizon 5 breaks new ground with in-game sign language

The forthcoming Forza Horizon 5 will be the first major video game to incorporate a sign language interpreter for cut scenes; a major milestone for Microsoft’s ever-improving accessibility features.

Playground Games, which is in charge of the development, says there’ll be picture-in-picture American Sign Language and British Sign Language options available as part of a post-launch update.

Microsoft isn’t saying when the update will arrive, but this is a significant development for gamers with hearing disabilities and should inspire more developers to make this a standard feature for major games with the resources to achieve it.

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