CD Projekt Red is working on a solution to curb ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ causing seizures.
Later this week, after years of waiting, ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ will be in the clutches of all gamers across the world. While that’s all fine and dandy, one thing has come up as a pressing issue that CD Projekt Red couldn’t simply ignore – the game can cause seizures.
This came about thanks to Game Informer, which put a spotlight on the issue. The writer, who suffers from seizures following her time on duty, put out a warning about Braindance scenes. The sequence uses flashing white and red lights and is eerily similar to a real-life device that’s designed to induce seizures for medical or testing purposes. This, obviously, can lead to a person with epileptic seizure tendencies to react.
According to Ruppert, the writer of Game Informer’s warning piece, she suffered from a grand mal seizure, which can lead to the loss of consciousness and muscle contractions. Needless to say, that’s not good. In a bout of good news, though, CDPR has heard the issue and is looking for ways to right this wrong and make it available to more people.
Thank you for bringing this up. We’re working on adding a separate warning in the game, aside from the one that exists in the EULA (https://t.co/eXpPn73VSK). Regarding a more permanent solution, Dev team is currently exploring that and will be implementing it as soon as possible. https://t.co/lXFypnSit2
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 8, 2020
‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is hitting store shelves digitally and physically on December 10… hopefully.