Ubisoft has announced (in text format on gamesindustry.biz
, appropriately enough) that it plans to begin supporting subtitles to its internally developed games, beginning with Far Cry 2
, Prince of Persia
, and Shaun White Snowboarding
. The addition is being made in order to make the company's games more accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. According to Ubisoft, this will require modifications to game engines already in use and also "inclusion of subtitles in the conception phase of game development."
Frankly, we can't live without subtitles (some people have to sleep at night, after all) and we're surprised that Ubisoft iis only now catching on to their necessity for many gamers. Still, it's a good move and we're sure many gamers will be happier as a result.