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Outer Wilds Accessibility Report

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Outer Wilds in the Getting Started area to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Outer Wilds is an exploration space mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time-loop. After 20 minutes of game time, you must start again – but each time brings a new opportunity to learn how you ended up on the planet and solve the secrets of who built the strange galaxy. As you do so, the world evolves and opens up new secrets.

NotesAccessibility Notes


There's an update to the game the lets you turn off spooky Jump Scares.

Outer Wilds
ACCESSIBILITY REPORT
PEGI 7 Video Game Age Rating for Outer Wilds in UK and Europe

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 11/12/2018, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Open World and Simulation

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Mobius Games (@Mobius_Games)

Players: 1

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Outer Wilds which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to Outer Wilds, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in Outer Wilds which deals with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.

Assistance Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

No Jump Scares: No sudden loud noises or popping-up scary visuals that unexpectedly appear without warning, or the option to disable them.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Getting Started

If you want to play Outer Wilds, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in Outer Wilds which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose. The following games are similar to Outer Wilds, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Outer Wilds which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Outer Wilds, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Controls in Outer Wilds which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs. The following games are similar to Outer Wilds, and offer accessibility features for Controls:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Outer Wilds which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to Outer Wilds, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Outer Wilds which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to Outer Wilds, and offer accessibility features for Audio:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

PC
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
Xbox One
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @GeekDadGamer


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