Fans of motion-based controller inputs will be incredibly happy to learn that Horizon Forbidden West ships with support for gyro aiming as part of a long list of accessibility options included in the PlayStation 5, PS4 title. The feature is only mentioned alongside use of the PS5 DualSense controller, where the built-in accelerometer and gyroscope are used to "make intuitive micro-adjustments to aimed shots for that extra touch of precision".
Elsewhere, you can fully customise the difficulty of the game beyond the five standard settings. Everything from Story Mode to Very Hard Mode will be included, but then there's also a Custom option that lets you individually tweak the damage Aloy takes from enemies as well as the HP she knocks off with her own attacks. This is a lot like what was included in The Last of Us: Part II, and since then, has become an important part of first-party titles. An Easy Loot option then circumvents the need to individually detach parts of a machine whilst fighting, which can be used for crafting.
Specific to the PS5 version is the option to adjust the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. You can change the vibration intensity during "cinematics, traversal, combat, UI, or the environment". The adaptive triggers can then be turned off completely whilst using a weapon.
Furthermore, you can toggle a setting that highlights any climbable areas in the environment. They will appear with a yellow outline, as shown above. Guerrilla Games then leaves the option of waypoint and objective markers in your own hands: you can turn them off for a more immersive experience or leave them on so you know exactly where to head next.
Other interesting tidbits include a Story So Far screen that'll appear whenever you boot the game back up after turning it off, and then there are even optional load screens on PS5. "While PS4 players might encounter the occasional loading screen (including helpful hints), PS5 players can toggle between Informative and Immediate, since the game loads a lot quicker and some might prefer to read the loading screen tips."
For more information on Horizon Forbidden West's accessibility options, click through to the PlayStation Blog. Will you make use of any of these features? Tell us which ones in the comments below.