Final Fantasy XIV is Square Enix’s relaunch of the Final Fantasy MMO that they launched a few years ago. The previous iteration of the game was riddled with all sorts of problems that ultimately forced Square Enix to reboot the entire game, launching Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in the process. For most gamers when it comes to playing games, we take several factors into consideration when trying to decide if the game is fun for us. Things like graphics, story, price, length, and controls are all factors worth considering, but yet there are more things to consider when you might be a gamer with a disability, such as missing limbs or limited mobility, vision or hearing.
That being said, the folks at AbleGamers have actually awarded Final Fantasy XIV their Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year, giving the game a 9.1 out of 10 when taking into consideration things like precision, one-handed gaming, accessibility for deaf gamers, subtitles, and also being able to cater to gamers who might be colorblind. According to Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of the game, “We are very honored to receive AbleGamers’ Mainstream Game of the Year Award. In terms of the visual aspect, especially how colour is displayed, we took in the players’ feedback and continuously performed updates so that any player from around the world can enjoy the game, and are firmly committed to this moving forward. I would like to formally express my gratitude to AbleGamers for recognising our efforts.”
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