Dead Space 2 gets button remapping for disabled players

Visceral responds to 20,000 strong online petition

Visceral Games is working on a fix for the PC version of Dead Space 2 that will allow players to remap the controls as they see fit.

The decision to allow button remapping was made after a disabled gamer began an online petition that quickly drew more than 20,000 supporters.


According to Joystiq, cerebral palsy sufferer Gareth Garratt - who plays games partly by pushing a mouse with his chin - was disappointed to find that he couldn't assign the 'walk forward' command to a mouse button.

Dead Space 2 executive producer Steve Papoutsis told the site that Visceral is passionate about addressing the issue.

"The Dead Space 2 team is aware of the issue that disabled players are having with Dead Space 2 PC," he said. "In fact a number of folks on our team are so passionate about getting this fix done that they are currently working hard to allow players to re-map key bindings to the mouse which should help disabled players enjoy the game.

"I'd like to say I'm very proud of the people on the Dead Space 2 team for coming in today and jumping on the fix first thing. Working with such a talented and compassionate group of people is incredible and makes me proud to be a part of the Dead Space 2 team, Visceral Games, and Electronic Arts.

"In addition to the key binding fix the patch will include other fixes for PC players. Thank you for taking up the cause for our disabled players and letting us know about this problem. Once the patch is fully tested we will announce a release date."

Dead Space 2 has topped the official UK All Formats games chart for the last two weeks.

[ SOURCE: Joystiq ]