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'Dead by Deadlight' update: Studio reveals colorblind mode progress after a developer says requests for accessibility features are 'getting boring'
Behaviour Interactive revealed that "Dead by Deadlight" is getting the highly requested colorblind mode. The announcement happens after fans found one of the developers saying that hearing about the accessibility feature "a million times" is "getting boring."
'Dead by Deadlight' will get a Colorblind Mode, Behaviour Interactive reveals
Colors and the overall visuals are some of the most significant features in every video game. Thanks to the available technologies and tools right now, adding features like colorblind mode is no longer an impossible task for developers. The colorblind mode is one of the most requested features in "Dead by Deadlight." But after more than four years since the game launched, Behaviour has yet to add the accessibility setting.
However, that is about to change soon as the developer confirmed they have been working on the colorblind settings of "Dead by Deadlight." Behaviour said that the work has been in progress "in recent months," but a specific release date has yet to be announced. The studio only said that it is "aiming" to add the colorblind mode along with the game's next Chapter. The brief preview of the work in progress reveals that the colorblind mode will include settings to make it accessible for gamers with a disability to perceive green (deuteranope), red (protanope), and blue (tritanope) lights.
'Dead by Deadlight' developer faces backlash over comments on colorblind mode requests
"These are not the circumstances we would have liked to announce this," Behaviour said in the same Twitter thread. One of the widely shared criticisms of "Dead by Deadlight" is that it has been a challenging game to play for people with colorblindness. But that was further highlighted due to some recent visual changes in the game.
@stevenspohn Have you heard about what one of the major Dead By Daylight devs recently said towards the colorblind playerbase? They've been ignoring their disabled playerbase for years, they're making things even worse next update, and one of their devs had this to say about it pic.twitter.com/hAHmjJNhX1— Paesh (@paeshplays) January 20, 2021
However, balance designer Ethan Larson has further enraged "Dead by Deadlight" players following the comments he made during a Twitch stream. "It's getting really boring just blabbing about colorblind mode all the time, we've heard it a million times, we know. Continuing to, to badger us about it isn't going to change anything," the developer said.
Behaviour responded to a clip of Larson's stream, saying his statements are "not indicative of the views of the team." It was then followed by the studio's announcement that it has been working on the colorblind mode for "Dead by Deadlight."