Starfield’s Lack of Key Accessibility Features Attracts Major Criticism For Bethesda’s Ambitious Game

Published 06/14/2023, 1:50 PM EDT

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Starfield is the newest title announced at the Xbox showcase that happened this month. The title took the Internet by storm with its stunning visuals and the chance to explore the mysteries of space. It quickly became a top title that fans are hyped for.

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With a release date in early September, fans cannot wait to get their hands on the game. However, it seems there is one issue with the game. One Twitter user voiced his concerns over the font size used in the game, talking about it hampering the user experience.

Is Starfield’s in-game text too small?

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Accessibility plays a huge role in the world we live in. It is important that every experience and product designed can be accessible to everyone. Similarly, this holds true when it comes to video games as well.

When Starfield came on during Starfield Direct, fans basked in a title they waited for a long time. However, after a little while, one Twitter user Steve Saylor spoke about the size of text in-game. Saylor explained the text inside the game was too small to read, describing it as “abysmally small”.

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He spoke about wanting to enjoy a Bethesda title in its entirety, but having text that is too small hampering the entire experience. Saylor revealed he has a condition called Nystagmus that results in him having blurry vision.

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Saylor made his own journey in gaming, speaking about how his gaming experience on his YouTube channel. He wishes to experience a Bethesda title for himself, never having played anything from the developer before. However, if the text remains as small as it was during Starfield Direct, it would not allow him to enjoy Starfield fully.

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Saylor’s concerns present a real case about making games accessible for gamers with similar issues. It also highlights the importance of making not just Starfield, but every single game universally accessible.

With developers with as much experience at creating massive titles as Bethesda, there is a strong chance there will be a feature in the game to change the font size. However, if there is no such feature available, fans like Saylor will have to wait for a post-update launch that fixes the issue.

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What did you think of Starfield Direct? Will you be getting the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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Siddharth Shirwadkar is an up and coming eSports writer at EssentiallySports with deep roots in the world of gaming. Pursuing Multimedia and Mass Communication, Siddharth has all the necessary tools to convert his love for gaming into fascinating articles. His journey began at the age of six, with the first person shooter that has enthralled the whole gaming community during the 2000s, the classic Counter-Strike 1.
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