CDPR Working on Cyberpunk 2077 Epilepsy Solution

CD PROJEKT RED tweets that as they work on a "more permanent solution" for the potential for Cyberpunk 2077 to cause epileptic seizures, they will add a warning to the EULA for their imminent sci-fi RPG:
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://cyberpunk.net/en/user-agreement/). Regarding a more permanent solution, Dev team is currently exploring that and will be implementing it as soon as possible.
View : : :
12.
 
Re: CDPR Working on Cyberpunk 2077 Epilepsy Solution
Dec 9, 2020, 11:16
Rilcon
 
12.
Re: CDPR Working on Cyberpunk 2077 Epilepsy Solution Dec 9, 2020, 11:16
Dec 9, 2020, 11:16
 Rilcon
 
WaltC wrote on Dec 9, 2020, 09:58:
I've seen epilepsy seizure warnings in various computer games for the last twenty years, at least. Anyone who is an epileptic knows he's an epileptic long before he sits down with his first computer game, imo. It makes no sense at all to believe that CDPR deliberately put in a seizure-causing presentation--that's a ridiculous idea. For what purpose--to open themselves up to massive lawsuits and ill will? I don't think so. If epileptics see these warnings and ignore them, it's on them 100%. Even so, games with seizure warnings aren't guaranteed to "cause seizures" in anyone. Epileptics not on corrective meds have to be careful around many potential environments that might set off a seizure, some computer games being among the many possible triggers.

The warning is in the EULA, aka the thing nobody ever reads because it's written by lawyers that don't want you to read it.

Plenty of people don't ever suffer an episode of photosensitive epilepsy their entire lives despite being susceptible to it because they've never had the "proper" type of strobing lights flashed into their face, and many only realize they are after it first happens to them in a "live environment".

The game deliberately mimics the sort of strobing lights used to intentionally trigger photosensitive epileptic seizures. While their intention was very unlikely to be "let's give someone a seizure", they clearly thought "this thing that looks like it could give someone a seizure looks like a cool way to tell the player we're connecting them to super-VR".


But I get it, ~lmao at that 70yo woman that had her crotch literally melt off for spilling hot coffee served in a drive-way etc.
Date
Subject
Author
 12.
Dec 9, 2020Dec 9 2020
 Re: CDPR Working on Cyberpunk 2077 Epilepsy Solution