Weird West Accessibility — Menu Deep Dive

Ben Bayliss3 minute read

Weird West is a title from WolfEye Studios and Devolver Digital and has players deep in a dark reimagining of the Wild West. However, this isometric RPG looks stylish and just as dark as its story, and we’re going to get deep into what Weird West offers for accessibility and its settings menu.

It’s also worth remembering that the existence of an accessibility menu doesn’t mean that the game itself is accessible. Instead, this deep dive serves to show players what to expect from the menus in case there is anything they need or prefer to see.

All images and information displayed below are from the launch version on Xbox Series X and could be subject to change.

Start Game

When starting a new game in Weird West, you’ll get to adjust your difficulty, choose whether you want tutorials, and what language you wish to play in. For the difficulty modes, Story, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard are available and they actually detail what changes to the gameplay are applied.

Settings

Graphics

As you’d expect on a console version of a game, there are not a lot of graphical options available. What is available in Weird West is actually useful for accessibility though and can help many players.

  • Brightness
  • Storm Flashing Effect
  • Motion Blur

Audio

For audio, you’ll find there are several sliders, but not much else tucked away in this menu.

  • Master Volume
  • Sound Effects
  • Music Volume
  • Narrator Volume

Gameplay

For gameplay, Weird West has a number of features, and a few are good for accessibility, such as the allowance of an aiming line, or increasing the size of text and UI. There are also options for having an objective world tracker available and having outlines and ground markers.

  • Language
  • UI and Text Sizes
  • Aiming Mode
  • Aiming Line
  • Combat Aiming Sensitivity
  • Auto-Unzoom When Aiming
  • Invert Camera Y-Axis
  • Top-Down View Locked Camera
  • Death Camera
  • Narrator Subtitles
  • Status Notification
  • Red Enemy Outline in Combat
  • Companions Ground Marker
  • Enemies Ground Marker
  • Show Companions Damage Output
  • Minimap
  • Objective World Tracker
  • Side Quest Giver Icon
  • Screenshot Mode

Controls

For controls, on Xbox there is no way to remap the control scheme, instead here’s a controller layout.


Weird West is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X.

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Ben
BaylissEditor-in-ChiefHe/Him

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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