Cyberpunk 2077 Adds Seizure Warning To Launch Screen, Report

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Cyberpunk 2077 Adds Seizure Warning To Launch Screen, Report
Cyberpunk 2077 Adds Seizure Warning To Launch Screen, Report

The developer of Cyberpunk 2077 is adding warnings to the game, after reviewers and charities complained it caused epileptic seizures.

It thanked one reviewer who said it had triggered “one major seizure” and left them “close” to another several times.

“Regarding a more permanent solution, [the] dev team is currently exploring that and will be implementing it as soon as possible,” it tweeted.

The game is released on Thursday, after months of repeated delays.

What is the problem?

Video games have long been a potential trigger for those who have epileptic seizures and standard warnings have been written in to licence agreements over the years.

Writing an extensive and widely shared safety advisory for GameInformer, Liana Ruppert said she often had seizures and was careful about what she chose to play but Cyberpunk 2077 had been particularly difficult.

Part of the problem is the frequent use of flashing lights and flickering animations – a common trigger for seizures – in the game’s neon-future aesthetic.

“Cyberpunk 2077 is about hedonistic excess,” Ruppert wrote.

“Everything is brighter, louder, and more in your face.

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