Blizzard Entertainment Introduces Diablo Immortal’s Accessibility Features, Including Text-to-Speech


Before Diablo ImmortalAt the PC and mobile launch on June 2, Blizzard Entertainment showed off several of the game’s accessibility features.

Diablo Immortal is a spin-off of Blizzard’s quintessential dungeon series. Developed not only for PC but iOS and Android, the team includes a number of features to allow more players to take a trip to hell.

In an accessibility blog post, Blizzard announces that controller support is available at launch. “You can play Diablo Immortal with controllers on both mobile and PC devices,” confirms the team. With controller support, Diablo Immortal also offers button remapping, a feature that can greatly improve accessibility. “Many controls – including skills, chat access, etc. – can be remapped from the controller tab in the settings menu,” Blizzard writes.

Moreover, the Diablo Immortal Accessibility supports the ability to resize chat text. This includes the ability to increase the text size by up to 200%. Up to three text size options are available for the chat interface. Voice chat transcription is also available. For the visually impaired, Diablo Immortal includes text-to-speech options. This can narrate chat messages.

Finally, for graphics, Blizzard adds a World Brightness option in the “Display” tab. It can help brighten up the game and its surroundings. While not available at launch, the team declares its commitment to adding higher contrast and color blindness options to the game as well.

Diablo Immortal is available on PC, iOS and Android on June 2.

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Source: Blizzard Entertainment


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