Insomniac Games has announced the availability of various accessibility features in Marvel's Spider-Man 2, both at launch and through post-launch updates. The developer has highlighted its commitment to making gaming more inclusive and accessible to all players, including those with disabilities.
One notable addition is the customisable Access controller for the PlayStation 5 (PS5), which will be compatible with the game. This marks the first PS5 game to feature explicit support for the Access controller. The controller offers personalized controls and configurations tailored to individual players' needs.
Many of the accessibility options from Insomniac's previous Spider-Man games will also be present in the sequel. These include Challenge Levels with customizable difficulty, Chase Assist to aid in pursuing targets, and Quick Time Event Autocomplete to simplify repeated button presses. Additionally, players will have the ability to map shortcuts to the left and right D-pad buttons for quicker access to essential functionalities.
Insomniac Games has also addressed visual and auditory accessibility. The adjustable game speed feature allows players to control the game's pace, ranging from 30 percent to real-time rate. This feature was previously introduced in Insomniac's game Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. High and low frequency cutoffs have been implemented to prevent uncomfortable sounds. Furthermore, Insomniac will be adding audio descriptions, a screen reader, and captions for environmental sounds and music through a free update to the game in December 2023.
Insomniac Games has received praise in the past for its efforts in making games more accessible to disabled gamers. With the inclusion of these accessibility features in Marvel's Spider-Man 2, the developer continues to prioritize inclusivity and expand the reach of its games to a wider audience.
Insomniac Games accessibility features in Marvel's Spider-Man 2