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Empowering play for all: The path to true accessibility in games – GamesIndustry.biz

According to Newzoo, disabled players now make up 31% of gamers in the United States. With accessibility features being seen as a “financially sound decision” in today’s market, there are many small changes developers can make to accommodate the disabled while providing adjustable preferences in gameplay to all players.

Twitch viewership tops 1.9B in January thanks to esports, Palword – VentureBeat.com

Twitch has set a new record in January 2024, with viewers consuming a staggering 1.902 billion hours of content, marking a 6% increase from the previous high in Q2 2023. This surge in viewership, averaging 61.4 million hours watched daily, is attributed to the popularity of esports and the game Palword.

Xbox claims its next console will be ‘the largest technical leap you will have ever seen’ – VideoGamesChronicle.com

An interview with Xbox president Sarah Bond has put to rest fears that Xbox was in the process of “exiting the hardware business.” Bond promises “the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation.”

Five UK women-led studios receive £215,000 in funding – GamesIndustry.biz

Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency, has recognized the efforts of five women-led studios in the gaming industry with a substantial financial award. The £215,000 funding, earmarked for business grants and personal development, underscores the growing recognition of women’s contributions to the sector.