Cyberpunk 2077 sequence could trigger seizures in those vulnerable to epileptic episodes
As the first reviews are going through their final editing stages or have gone already live, more and more interesting Cyberpunk 2077-related stories surface. This time, we are not talking about achievements or quests, but about a very serious topic: gamers who suffered from any kind of epileptic seizures in the past should be very careful because Cyberpunk 2077 contains a few triggers, of which one looks very similar to the trigger used by a device employed by neurologists when they need a patient to go through a seizure for diagnosis purposes.
While the red glitching animations heavily used in Cyberpunk 2077 can trigger seizures in many epileptics, Game Informer's Liana Ruppert has discovered that using the "eye-saving mode" of her monitor in such scenarios helps a lot. Any method that dims the blue light generated by the screen, such as the "night mode" present in Windows 10, should help.
Interactions with Johnny Silverhand also involve a flickering pale blue glitch effect and it might trigger seizures for some forms of epilepsy. Liana's suggestion is to look away from the screen in such cases, lower the brightness, and also play with the colorblind modes.
Lastly, the most important part of the game that epilepsy patients should be careful with is the Braindance. The idea is that Braindance sequences allow players to interface with memories by diving in with the use of a headset that fits over both eyes. What is wrong with the headset effect is that it produces "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."