Today, Super.com announced its partnership with Mars Vision to launch an innovative new application that will allow the visually impaired to play games without the need for modding.
This new software, dubbed Mars Vision, offers a technological solution to let all low-vision or visually impaired players enjoy computer games. The application monitors gameplay in real-time and assists the player in navigating the game’s environment and menus. Using a neural network, the software doesn’t change the gameplay present in a game; rather, it translates gameplay so that the player has the information they need to immerse themselves fully in the world. The technology has been developed in partnership with visually impaired end users to ensure that pain points that are present in similar software are not experienced with it.
“We feel that gaming should be available to everyone,” commented Aleksey Antonov, Product Manager. “So we wanted to create a solution that was as flexible and as accessible as possible. We want players who are visually impaired to be able to discover the exciting world of gaming for themselves and have the best possible experience, and with Mars Vision, we hope that we can achieve that.”
“What impressed us about Mars Vision was the fact it was built from the ground up to support gaming,” commented Oleg Sambikin, CEO at Super.com. “We could see the software’s potential right from the start and have been working closely with Mars Vision to bring popular games such as World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Witcher 3 to new audiences.”
Mars Vision is currently in closed beta, and players interested in taking part can sign up here.
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