'The Witness' causes movement illness in some gamers

'The Witness' causes motion sickness in some players

Some first-individual video games — together with Skyrim, Fallout four and The Talos Precept — set off movement illness and nausea in sure gamers, and The Witness is the newest addition to this listing. The Witness is Braid creator Jonathan Blow’s newest recreation, and it is a huge, introspective puzzler populated with pastels and complex, bodily riddles. Whereas the puzzles are designed to induce figurative complications, some gamers have taken to the sport’s Steam web page, NeoGAF and Reddit complaining of queasiness and dizziness whereas enjoying.

“So, actually fascinating recreation, however I can not play it for lengthy or I really feel ailing,” Steam participant theegravedigger explains. “I feel it is a movement illness/FOV factor, however I have never had this expertise since Wolfenstien.”

Blow is conscious of the difficulty and he says in a tweet that he’ll implement a possible repair “actually quickly.”

Movement illness is a difficult drawback. On Reddit, one participant stated that each The Witness and The Talos Precept (a equally puzzle-crammed, first-individual expertise) induced nausea. One other participant reported no points with The Witness, despite the fact that The Talos Precept gave that individual “a lot movement illness.”

The Talos Precept, which got here out in 2014 and shares some gameplay features with The Witness, has since been up to date with a “movement illness” recreation mode. It seems to work properly for a lot of gamers, although there are nonetheless some nauseated outliers.

@mgovier I’ll no less than hack one thing in fairly quickly and we’ll see the way it helps.

— Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow) January 27, 2016