With just a day to go before it launches worldwide and into homes and consoles, CD Projekt Red has issued a statement that they have added an epilepsy warning to Cyberpunk 2077 after concerns were raised that the game contained material and sequences that could be very sensitive to those prone to epileptic episodes.
Here’s the tweet from the Cyberpunk team responding to Game Informer’s post on the epileptic triggers found in the game.
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
For those unaware of what Epilepsy is, here is the condition as defined by MayoClinic:
Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Anyone can develop epilepsy. Epilepsy affects both males and females of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
After taking action following Game Informer’s scoop, CD Project Red has issued this warning in their updated end-user agreement:
Cyberpunk 2077 may contain flashing lights and images, which may induce epileptic seizures. If you or anyone in your household has an epileptic condition, please consult your doctor before playing Cyberpunk 2077. If you experience dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of awareness, disorientation, any involuntary movement, or convulsions while playing, immediately discontinue use and consult your doctor.
A more permanent solution is currently being explored by the developers, and will be added via updates.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC on December 10, with PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions to follow in 2021.