Gaming is fun. It’s an easy passtime to enjoy thing with lots of entertainment, intellectual, and social value – and it stands to reason that something like gaming should be accessible to all. That is what the AbleGamers Foundation is about – improving the overall quality of life for those with disabilities using video games as a vehicle. And every year, this charity organization awards games that cater to that goal – games that contain the best accessibility advancements of the year. This is the seventh year of such awards and it is my pleasure to share with you all that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been awarded the Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year.
It scored a near record high score of 9.1 on the accessibility scale during AbleGamers review; the organization praised its wide range of accessibility options such as sound and visual options. In an official response from Naoki Yoshida, he states “We are very honored to receive AbleGamers’ Mainstream Game of the Year Award.” And I couldn’t agree more.
You can read more about the AbleGamers Foundation and the Awards for 2013 here.