Cyberpunk 2077 is, undoubtedly, the game that everybody is talking about this week.
It's not just how good or bad the game is, but the effects that it's having on some people that are important to note.
No, we're not talking about the rabid fanbase defending a game they've not played, we're talking about the fact that the game caused actual harm to one of the people who played it early for work.
It turns out that Cyberpunk 2077 can cause seizures, and they've now responded to this issue.
Cyberpunk 2077 can cause seizures
As reported by Game Informer, Cyberpunk 2077 currently contains multiple sections that can cause seizures.
While this is no doubt unintentional, it's incredibly dangerous to anyone who has epilepsy whether they know they have it or not.
The article goes into detail about which sections are dangerous. This includes a section about a mechanic called Braindances. "When "suiting up" for a BD, especially with Judy, V will be given a headset that is meant to onset the instance. The headset fits over both eyes and features a rapid onslaught of white and red blinking LEDs, much like the actual device neurologists use in real life to trigger a seizure when they need to trigger one for diagnosis purposes."
This is important because "This is a pattern of lights designed to trigger an epileptic episode and it very much did that in my own personal playthrough." That means you should absolutely avoid this if you suffer from epilepsy. This is, apparently, that CD Projekt Red was unaware of as they've now responded to it.
CD Projekt Red has responded to this issue
The Twitter account of the Cyberpunk game tweeted this out:
It's natural that they'd not do this on purpose, but until this is fixed, anyone at risk of seizures should avoid playing and watching anything in the game to be safe. Seizures are horrible, and if you're unsure as to why they're dangerous, we recommend you read up about them.