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Modern Warfare 3 to include Color Blind Assist

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.

Jul 8, 2011



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Matt Bradford wrote news and features here at GamesRadar+ until 2016. Since then he's gone on to work with the Guinness World Records, acting as writer and researcher for the annual Gamer's Edition series of books, and has worked as an editor, technical writer, and voice actor. Matt is now a freelance journalist and editor, generating copy across a multitude of industries.