Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022 confirms ASL and audio description

Ben Bayliss1 minute read

The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase will have streams with American Sign Language (ASL) and audio descriptions.

Those excited to learn more about upcoming Xbox and Bethesda titles will want to tune in on June 12, 2022, for the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase announced on Xbox Wire today. What’s more, in a tweet by Xbox’s Sean McIntyre, it has been confirmed that the plan for the show will be to have it available in 34 languages, available to watch with ASL, and will include audio descriptions.

The event will take place at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST and will likely give us some teases at upcoming and highly anticipated titles such as Starfield and other titles from Xbox and Bethesda partners. Other hopes we have would be hopefully seeing something about Fable and maybe even some Forza Horizon 5 DLC.

This isn’t a first for Xbox as it has continually provided professional captions, ASL, and audio descriptions for its streams, even back in 2020 for the Xbox Games Showcase. In recent years we’ve also seen some accessibility features in Xbox titles teased during smaller technical streams.

Who knows, we can only hope that we’ll see some trailers dropping some juicy accessibility information this time around since Xbox has been leaning hard in on accessibility lately.

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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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