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Cyberpunk 2077 will fix the scenes that can cause epileptic seizures



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CD Projekt RED will update Cyberpunk 2077 to fix visual effects and scenes that can pose risks to people with epilepsy after a journalist suffered a seizure while playing it.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that takes us into a dense futuristic world full of flashing lights and colors. Many stimuli can be susceptible to causing seizures and epileptic seizures in people suffering from this disease.

Although the CD Projekt RED game advises on the terms and conditions screen, which you must accept when starting the game, there is no way to regulate these elements within the game or to skip the most critical moments. This includes a moment in which the character, in the first person, puts on a helmet that emits lights similar to those used to cause seizures for medical purposes.

The matter has been brought to the table by journalist Liana Ruppert, from Game Informer, who, collaborating in the review, suffered a serious epileptic attack playing Cyberpunk 2077. This has been shared by other associations, such as Able Gamers, which works as a support for people with disabilities to enjoy video games.

Fortunately, CD Projekt RED has been quick to respond as well, announcing that they are working on fixing the problem. A new in-game message will be added first, in addition to the existing EULA, more explicitly advising of the risks of the game for people with epilepsy.

In addition, they are also working on a permanent solution that allows these visual effects to be regulated in the game so that they do not pose any risk to people suffering from any type of epilepsy.

Cyberpunk 2077 is out on December 10 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, and is compatible with PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.

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