Sq. Enix launched the brand new platform recreation Balan Wonderworld as we speak, March 26, however an impact current within the unpatched model may cause epileptic seizures. The writer urges gamers to ensure they’ve put in the sport’s new patch with a view to take away this potential hazard.
Please be sure that you put in the Day 1 Patch earlier than enjoying.
We have now acquired stories of a photo-sensitive epilepsy danger from a possible flashing bug if enjoying the sport un-patched.
The Day 1 Patch prevents this subject in addition to enhances the general play expertise.
— Balan Wonderworld (@balanwworld) March 26, 2021
In a submit on the sport’s official Twitter account, Sq. Enix confirmed that the Day One patch prevents a “flashing bug” from occurring that would trigger epileptic seizures. The replace additionally “enhances the general play expertise,” although it is unclear precisely what was executed in any other case.
Recreation Informer’s Liana Ruppert, who has epilepsy, introduced the problem to the developer’s consideration on March 25, saying that even these with out photo-sensitive epilepsy might expertise issues with one specific scene within the recreation. You may read her thoughts and see the scene in question here, although we clearly do not advocate watching when you undergo from epilepsy. As somebody who would not have the situation, it did not appear to be a lot to me, however the collection of quickly flashing lights–even only for just a few seconds–can be extraordinarily harmful to those that do. Ruppert also pointed out that the replace submit would not specify if all situations of the impact had been eliminated.
This is not the one latest recreation that wanted to be patched to take away the chance of seizures. Cyberpunk 2077 also had a section that could trigger seizures, and it was later edited to cut back the chance.