Sea of Thieves players can now report accessibility bugs in Support Requests

Sea of Thieves players can now report accessibility bugs in Support Requests

Ben Bayliss2 minute read

Earlier this month, Xbox added the Xbox Adaptive Controller to its Report a Problem app, allowing players to raise any issues they may be experiencing, knowing those issues are being fed to the correct teams. Today, Sea of Thieves now has a selection for players to request support for any accessibility issues or concerns.

Spotted in a tweet from Topher Winward, Software Developer at Rare, players can now create a new support request specifically for Sea of Thieves accessibility. When creating a new request, players can choose “I have an Accessibility question or bug that I would like to report” from the list.

Previously, players could raise their concerns through other listed selections, but now this should help any accessibility-focused bugs or questions being reported to be directed to the relevant teams. I also imagine it means that they won’t get lost amongst the other topics available.

Sea of Thieves launched in 2017, and over the years the team at Rare has been pushing out accessibility improvements with a lot of game updates. The game’s current accessibility features are listed on the Accessibility Guides page of the site.

Previous updates have seen players able to change their text sizes and have toasts narrated, enable auto move, use a single stick mode, improvements to radial wheels and more. The most recent update comes through Season 2 of the game’s new progression system, and that introduces some changes to text legibility and UI.

Topher notes that the inspiration for adding this support request on the website came from some of the talks from this years GAConf that was held digitally earlier this month.

Sea of Thieves continues to go from strength to strength with its continued accessibility updates. It’s available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC and has recently rolled out a new progression system to allow players to level up in different ways as well as progress through a Battle Pass-esque tier system.

If players do have any accessibility issues with the game, they can now submit a new request through the support page.

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Ben Bayliss

Ben is the one in charge of keeping the content cogs at Can I Play That? turning. Deafness means that he has a focus on discussing captions, but with experience in consultancy and advocacy, he covers what bases he can. Having written about accessibility in video games at DualShockers, GamesRadar+, GamesIndustry.biz, Wireframe, and more he continues his advocacy at CIPT. He was actually awarded a Good Games Writing award for an article he wrote here! He enjoys a range of games, but anything that’s open-world and with a photo mode will probably be his cup of tea. You can get in touch with him at: ben@caniplaythat.com

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