In MW3 Color Blind Gamers Can See the Light...and Team Members - The UpStream

In MW3 Color Blind Gamers Can See the Light...and Team Members

posted Sunday Jul 10, 2011 by Jon Wurm

In MW3 Color Blind Gamers Can See the Light...and Team Members

It has come to my attention that the VP/COO of Sledgehammer Games understands the frustration that color blind gamers endure as well as those that are forced to play with them, especially in games like Modern Warfare 3. We don't mean to be team killers; it's just sometimes hard to tell who's who. Better safe than sorry right?

Hit the break to read the refreshingly pro-color blind forum post from Nick to Michael Condrey, the VP/COO of Sledgehammer Games on July 7th 2011.

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.

Best regards,

Nick Prynn

Hi Nick,

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.



There you have it. I'm glad that at least someone has acknowledged the plight us men suffer from this clearly discriminatory deficiency, unlike THQ and Sony. Thanks to this consideration, I think we all know what game B. Cole will be playing.


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