Sledgehammer Games, the brave company assisting Infinity Ward with the development of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, has revealed it will be including a Color Blind Assist option in the hugely anticipated war-time shooter. The studio’s VP and COO Michael Condrey announced the feature onSledgehammer’s forums (opens in new tab)yesterday in response to a request from a self described ‘color blind gamer’ who wrote:
“I know it’s a long shot but i would like to know if the upcoming title, MW3 multiplayer has the option for color blind gamers. i.e.. alternate colors like in Black Ops. As a color blind gamer this will a big influence as to whether I buy the game.”
Condrey’s response was both educational and promising, reading:
“Research suggests that as much as 6% of the general population suffers from Color Blindness, or more accurately Color Vision Deficiency. Men (9-12%) are 20x more likely to be afflicted than women (0.25-1%). Those numbers vary depending on which source you quote, but we estimate that nearly a million gamers are playing Call of Duty every day with this issue. I am happy to report that we are working on a Color Blind Assist option for Modern Warfare 3…So start honing your MP skills, Nick. You won’t be able blame your red-green deficiency for all that friendly-fire come November 8th.”
Damn, there goes my last excuse.
The (now) multi-colored Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3is being developedfor PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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