The global release of Cyberpunk 2077 is just around the corner, and with the reviews being here, people are already starting to discuss various elements of the game even before the official release.
While the focus is understandably on the game itself and its gameplay, story and, sadly, on a myriad of bugs, some accessibility issues have been raised as well.
One article has raised dust in particular, written by Liana Ruppert, GameInformer's Associate Editor.
(Picture: CD Projekt RED)
With her piece, she wanted to raise awareness of a danger that some elements of the game pose to people who suffer from seizure attacks. She wrote a detailed guide with the intention to help people understand what can trigger attacks and how to avoid that happening while playing the game.
Unfortunately, this has attracted the attention of trolls who were sending her seizure-triggering videos, but the good news is that it has caught the developer's attention as well.
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
They appreciate the journalist for bringing up this issue and agree that things should have been done better in that regard.
As a first step, CD Projekt RED states that they are working on implementing another, more visible warning that game poses danger to people with seizure issues. Currently, the warning can only be found in the EULA, and quite frankly, no one ever reads that.
While they didn't specify how will that new warning look, we are guessing that it will be a separate full-screen warning at the start of the game.
Furthermore, they are saying that developers are already "exploring" a more permanent solution, but it is not clear if that solution is about the triggers themselves, or just about the warning.
If you are having seizure attacks and are planning on playing Cyberpunk 2077, we advise you to read Liana Ruppert's guide on how to avoid triggers in Cyberpunk 2077.