Given how bleak the games industry can be at times, it’s always refreshing to see something legitimately uplifting. In the video embedded below, Canadian streamer Steve Saylor – who also acts as a consultant – reacts to The Last of Us: Part II’s array of accessibility options. For those of you who missed it, the title features an unprecedented array of options and aids, meaning that it can even be enjoyed entirely through audio alone, for example.
There are tears, but they’re of the happy kind:
“This what myself and others in the accessibility community have been advocating for so long,” he says. “There’s so much here. This is why I do what I do. This is why I work so hard to promote accessibility. This is why, because this is important.”
You can read more about the game’s outstanding array of options through here. The thing is, even without any disabilities or impairments, we’ve even found ourselves using some of the toggles to improve our experience with the game, such as the larger fonts feature. This is the new gold standard for games, and we hope more developers will follow Naughty Dog’s lead.