We've documented 30 accessibility features for Gran Turismo, including Fully Voiced (Or No Speech), Adjust Speed, Control Assists, Custom Difficulty and No Repeated Pressing. Its accessibility is strongest in Controls and Getting Started but it also has features in Reading, Navigation, Difficulty, Visual and Audio to reduce unintended barriers.
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Our accessibility examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Gran Turismo (Series) accessibility 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
While there aren't any difficulty levels to choose from in some game modes, in single-player arcade races you can choose from three difficulty settings that increase the skill of the AI drivers. In this game mode, you can still earn money and experience, although the amount varies on the difficulty level. In all modes, there are several options you can customise to alter the difficulty level, including traction control and toggling between manual and automatic gearshifts. Racing in a slower car bracket will also give you more time to react to gameplay.
You can choose to enable a racing line, which highlights the best route to take, and there is also an indicator which tells you when you should brake, although this is very small and easy to miss.
Release Date: 01/01/1997, updated in 2017
Out Now: PS3, PS4 and PSP
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
Players: 1-2 (16 online)
Accessibility: 30 features
Components: 3D First-Person and 3D Third-Person
Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass
We've documented 12 accessibility features for Controls in Gran Turismo which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Can play with the following:
Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Mouse And Keyboard
Can play with the following:
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
Games that can be played with different sorts of motion controllers.
Motion Tilting: Can use movements of the controller to replace steering or simple movement otherwise controlled by left/right movement of a stick.
Can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Select Preset Controller Mappings: You can select preset button layouts from options provided by the developer.
Remap Buttons: Can re-map all buttons so that you can use alternatives that better suit your play.
Remap Sticks: Can remap the stick controls to controller buttons for easier access of direction controls.
Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Can remap mouse and keyboard key bindings, on systems that support these controls.
Specific button operation required to play
Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing (more than 2 times a second) is not required, can be skipped or switched to holding a button to trigger a repeated action.
Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.
Informative Vibration: Controller vibration indicates events or interactions in the game, echoing visual and audio cues. This can provide additional information about progress, approaching enemies or hitting a target.
You can adjust
Adjust Mouse/Stick/Touch Sensitivity: Adjust how sensitive touch/mouse/stick controls are.
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Difficulty in Gran Turismo which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play.
Customise Difficulty: Customise different aspects of the game to create a challenge of an appropriate level. Adjusting elements individually enables you to tailor gameplay to suit your needs and style of play.
Adjust After Setting
Adjustable Between Levels: You can adjust the difficulty between levels/rounds. Although you have to restart your checkpoint or level, this enables you to adjust the difficulty after selecting it at the beginning of the game.
Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Difficulty
If you want to play Gran Turismo, but it doesn't offer the Difficulty accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Difficulty accessibility:
- Forza Motorsport 7 (3 Difficulty Features)
We've documented 6 accessibility features for Getting Started in Gran Turismo which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.
Assistance Getting Starting
These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.
Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures. This can be a specific practice option, or the ability to play levels with the easiest opponents to improve understanding and skill.
Assistance With Controls: The game can automatically assist with aiming, steering, reloading, jumping, running etc. This reduces the challenge of certain aspects of play to remove barriers and make control of characters more accessible.
Adjust Speed: Adjust the speed of the game at critical moments or throughout, or rewind play for a second attempt, to ease reaction times. By slowing the game, you have more time to interpret what is happening and then execute your actions. It also reduces the pressure on getting things right quickly or the first time you attempt them.
No Jump Scares: No sudden loud noises or popping-up scary visuals that unexpectedly appear without warning, or the option to disable them.
Assistance For Progressing
These features aid your progress through the game offering different ways of maintaining your progression.
Save Progress Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time. This doesn’t mean you never lose progress, but it does mean you can stop whenever you want (without having to get to a save point) without losing progress.
Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Getting Started
If you want to play Gran Turismo, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Getting Started accessibility:
- Forza Horizon 5 (8 Getting Started Features)
We've documented 3 accessibility features for Reading in Gran Turismo which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.
How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. The presence of voiced characters doesn't reduce this requirement, as it's recorded as a separate datapoint.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.
All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game): All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to hear spoken dialogue or narrative to play the game.
All Dialogue is Voice Acted (Or No Speech In Game): All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to read the dialogue and narrative text to play the game.
Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Reading
If you want to play Gran Turismo, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:
We've documented 3 accessibility features for Navigation in Gran Turismo which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces.
Large Clear Navigation: The in-game navigation and maps are clear to read. They offer large text and offer markers that are large and of high contrast. Where text or information is small, there are settings to zoom-in and increase visibility.
Visual Directional Cues: Additional in-game visual cues that signpost where to go next and how close you are to arriving. This can be with camera movement to focus on your destination or important items. It can use light, breadcrumb trails, in-world pointers to identify your mission's target location.
Adjust Head-Up Display: Resize and adjust the content of the head-up display. This enables it to be made more visible. It can also enable the removal of too much information that can be distracting or confusing.
Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Navigation
If you want to play Gran Turismo, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Navigation accessibility:
- Forza Horizon 5 (10 Navigation Features)
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Visual in Gran Turismo which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Audio Cues for Visual Events
Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events. Game events or progress highlighted by visual icons, effects or animations are also accompanied by audio to signify that progress. This is useful for blind players.
Colour Blind Friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colour blind friendly mode with double coding or similar way to avoid colour dependance.
Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Visual
If you want to play Gran Turismo, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Audio in Gran Turismo which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.
Play Without Hearing
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.
Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Audio
If you want to play Gran Turismo, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Audio accessibility:
- Inertial Drift (4 Audio Features)
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Communication in Gran Turismo which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction. The following games are similar to Gran Turismo, and offer accessibility features for Communication:
System Accessibility Settings
In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
Read more about system accessibility settings.