CD Projekt RED‘s next game’s launch trailer also has a hidden message for us.
On Game Informer‘s website, Liana Ruppert, an associate editor, shared with the world that she suffered a seizure from the Braindance feature: „Pretty much everything about this is a trigger and this is something that caused me to have a grand mal seizure when playing to help with our review. This is also a trigger on many levels, starting with the device itself.
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. If not modelled off of the IRL design, it’s a very spot-on coincidence, and because of that, this is one aspect that I would personally advise you to avoid altogether. When you notice the headset come into play, look away completely or close your eyes. This is a pattern of lights designed to trigger an epileptic episode and it very much did that in my playthrough,” she wrote.
CD Projekt RED has responded on Twitter: „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. Regarding a more permanent solution, the Dev team is currently exploring that and will be implementing it as soon as possible.” And VG247 got an additional statement: „The team here were pretty shaken by reading about Liana’s experience and will put this aspect of the game under more scrutiny! We’ve also reached out to her to chat if everything’s fine and thanked her for the piece, it has given us some invaluable insight.”
And the launch trailer includes a secret message. We’ll quote that: „The wait for Cyberpunk 2077 is almost over. It’s been quite the journey, and first of all, we want to thank all of you for being with us along the way. We know there’s a fair amount of anticipation for the game, and very soon you will all be able to decide whether or not we’ve lived up to the hype.
Launch day is always a mix of excitement and constant nerve-wracking, and with this being the first game we’ve developed that isn’t titled “The Witcher,” we’d be lying if we said we weren’t anxious to see what you think once you’ve sunk your teeth into it. With this launch trailer, we’re just about ready to flick the switch and see Cyberpunk 2077 go for ours and become yours. We set out to create our most immersive world yet, and we believe that the stories waiting for you to uncover, and the relationships you’ll forge during your time in Night City, will stick with you for quite some time.
We’ve mentioned before that expansions will be coming, and while we’re not ready to talk specifics just yet, we will say that we’ve learned a lot from our work on both Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. Our planned expansions will take you even deeper into the world of Cyberpunk 2077, offering substantial story-driven content that’ll give you tough choices to make through impactful narratives you won’t soon forget. But before we get there, we’ll be kicking off our free DLC program in early 2021. Just like with The Witcher 3, expect an assortment of free DLC packs to begin hitting Night City, dropping a bunch of cool stuff that’ll inject even more life into the world of the dark future. We hope you’re looking forward to them!
We want to end this message with a request. Once you play/finish the game, we would love it if you got back to us and told us who your V was. Our forums and social media are always there for you. We want to know how you found Night City and what choices you made. We created a huge world for you to jump into, tell us your story,” CD Projekt RED wrote.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches tomorrow on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC. The PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series can run the current-gen version until the next-gen patch arrives.
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