Forza Horizon 5 introduces sign language support to the game

A new update is now available for Forza Horizon 5 that features support for American Sign Language and British Sign Language for various in-game scenes.

According to developer Playground Games, for many deaf or hard-of-hearing players, captions can cause fatigue, so the team brought in actors from the deaf and hard of hearing community to sign for parts of the story between driving. This includes jumping into challenges, getting ready for a race, meeting other players, and driving across Mexico while planes fly overhead.

Playground Games made a decision early on to make accessibility a key pillar of the game, which won the Innovation in Accessibility award at The Game Awards 2021, as well two Can I Play That? Accessibility Awards the same year.

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