Overcooked! Developers Team 17 Add Assist Mode in the Name of Accessibility
Team 17 makes strides for accessibility in Overcooked! All You Can Eat.
Anyone who’s played either of the Overcooked! games understand the struggle that is inherent in the game’s design. Players often have to replay levels to get the proper amount of stars to proceed because they weren’t able to be as efficient as the game wanted them to be. Despite the need for stars, the game throws every obstacle it can find in the player’s way to prevent them from getting them. However, all that will change in the upcoming Overcooked! All You Can Eat with the inclusion of an accessibility menu.
In a trailer posted on the official Team 17 YouTube channel yesterday, Overcooked! All You Can Eat is making accessibility the goal of the upcoming remaster. The video lists off features including an assist mode that increases the round timer, the received score, and the recipe time, as well as an accessibility menu that allows players to tailor the experience for themselves and their needs.
A blog post on the Team 17 website goes into more detail about what each of the accessibility features mentioned in the trailer actually do. For color-blind options, player characters aren’t just determined by which color circle they’re standing in, but now each different player stands in a different shape as well. The game features a dyslexia-friendly text option as well as scalable U.I. for all text and menus.
While some of the humor and fun of Overcooked! comes from the struggle and challenge, these options are being put in place to allow for all types of players to enjoy the game. Team 17 says, “we wanted to make sure that Overcooked! All You Can Eat has options to allow for a less chaotic co-op cooking experience where desired!”
Make sure to check out our review of Overcooked! 2 by DualShockers’ Logan Moore as well as this guide on how to get a three-star rank on every level.