Rare is Keeping Accessibility in Mind While Promoting Everwild
A new version of the reveal trailer for Everwild indicates that Rare is keeping accessibility in mind going forward.
Even though we still don’t know a lot about Rare’s upcoming new IP Everwild, Rare has made one thing clear: it wants the game and its marketing to be inclusive. Microsoft has been one of the more proactive publishers in the accessibility scene. Not only have they released the Xbox Adaptive Controller, but they’ve been encouraging developers to listen to feedback from disabled players and have been working to allow more players to enjoy their titles. That mentality has clearly trickled down to its subsidiaries as Rare detailed some of their plans for accessibility recently.
Rare’s accessibility support starts with a new version of Everwild’s reveal trailer. This reworked “audio description” version of the video includes narration from Senior Narrative Designer Kate Jarrett to explain what is on screen at any given moment. Doing so makes this trailer much more accessible, and it is something Rare plans to keep doing going forward. The developer has confirmed that all Everwild videos released in the future will have an Audio Description version put out alongside it. The developer has even created a dedicated playlist for it that people can keep bookmarked as videos roll out. You can check out this new version of the trailer below:
Evilwild’s Executive Producer Louise O’Conner also made it very clear that Rare’s new game will be inclusive on its own. “Everwild is a world that is for all players. We wanted to ensure that as many people as possible were given the opportunity to experience and enjoy the announcement of Rare’s next new IP. I’m excited that this is just the start of our commitment to players to be as inclusive as possible and begin the journey of venturing into the Everwild, together.”
While no platforms have been confirmed for Everwild as of yet, when you take Microsoft’s new release mentality into consideration it is safe to assume that it will be playable on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. DualShockers will keep you in the loop as we learn more about the game and its accessibility features.