Say goodbye to seasickness with accessibility features for Skull and Bones

It's a pirate's life for everyone!

Anyone can be a pirate, and Skull and Bones are putting a big emphasis on that fact. Ubisoft Singapore is striving to make the game as accessible as possible so that everyone can enjoy it. Of course, being an online game comes with its unique challenges.

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All Skull and Bones accessibility features

A big part of multiplayer is chatting with others, and Ubisoft has tackled that with both incoming and outgoing text-to-speech and speech-to-text options. This ensures that you are able to communicate with your crew at all times as you are sailing the seas.

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When it comes to controls, Skull and Bones provides you with a full remapping ability on both the gamepad and mouse and keyboard, toggle options, sensitivity, and dead zone adjustments. You can also fully automate the Harvesting QTE minigame.

I am the most appreciative of the visual accessibility options. I get motion sickness easily, even with games that don't involve turbulent seas—the option to turn off camera shake when on a ship is a big plus for me. On top of that, the game has added visual adjustments to text when it comes to size, color, and spacing.

Apart from the standard Subtitle options, you can also use the directional indicator accessibility feature. The indicator arrow will show all players where the sound is coming from, which is especially important if it's the blast of a canon.

The game has a Narration option for the Main menu and important features with the ability to customize narration pace and volume. There's even an option to narrate messages sent to Text chat.

They seem to be on top of most of the challenges so far. But with updates and new content that are going to be added to the game, Skull and Bones will have to put in the work and update its accessibility features as they go.

If you want to see how the game holds up against others in the pirate genre, check out Skull and Bones vs Sea of Thieves, compared on Pro Game Guides.

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Hristina is a full-time Staff Writer at Pro Game Guides. She is an avid fan of horror video games, but she can barely handle live-action horror. She could replay Outlast, the Last of Us and Until Dawn a million times. Since getting her first PC 21 years ago to play Tarzan, her favorite way to play video games has been with friends. When she’s not gaming, you can find her creating cosplays of her beloved characters (so many), or relaxing with embroidery.

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