Train2Game students may be interested to hear that the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be colour-blind friendly.
VP of Sledgehammer games Michael Condrey confirmed the news, after being asked a question by a Call of Duty fan, on the developers official blog.
“Research suggests that as much as 6% of the general population suffers from Color Blindness, or more accurately Colour Vision Deficiency. Men (9-12%) are 20x more likely to be afflicted than women (0.25-1%).” He wrote.
“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 Colour 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.” Condrey concluded.
It raises an interesting question for Train2Game students who’ve already been developing their own games, have you taken the possible colour-blindness of users into consideration?
As previously reported by the Train2Game blog, Sledgehammer are one of three studios that are contributing to the development of Modern Warfare 3.
The Train2Game blog brought Train2Game students the reveal trailer back in May, while the as also seen on the Train2Game blog, publisher Activision say it’ll bring the most advanced multiplayer ever.
So Train2Game, have you thought about the colour-blind? Should more developers take it into consideration?
Leave your comments here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.