The WHO data shows that roughly 50,000,000 people world wide have epilepsy. Of those cases, they estimate that more than 90% are located in the DEVELOPING world. So, 5,000,000 cases are in the DEVELOPED world. Of all cases of epilepsy, less than 3% are effected by light induced siezures. So, 150,000 people of all ages, languages, and locations have the rare type of epilepsy that would be effected by this problem. What % of that 150,000 are in the IL2 demographic? 1/3rd maybe? So 50,000 people scattered all over the world. What % of that 50,000 actually are gamers? Lets be generous and say 25%. So thats 12,500. Of that population, who would be in the market for a high end flight Sim... say 10%? Thats 1250 people scattered all over the worl who might be of the right age, be gamers, and be flight simmers..
Everyone of those 1250 potential people would already know if they would get these siezures because IL2 1946 is also a flight sim, and it is loaded with the same siezure inducing effects.. Do you remember the massive outcry from all the siezure victims when IL2 was first released??? Of course you don't, because people with that very rare form of epilepsy do not play games, and they certainly don't play flight sims. They can't even watch TV or be around flourescent bulbs that are gettng older...
Flight sims by their very nature are LOADED with effects that would potentially stimulate a siezure in a person who had this rare for of epilepsy. They didn't play them before, and they aren't going to play them later.
This same test if applied to the original IL2 would also FAIL spectacularly.. Its simply that everything that makes a flight sim a great visual experience, fall into the category that can fail this test..
Ubisoft accepted these RECOMMENDED standards in 2008.. they are not mandated to do so..they chose to probably for the free press in the Uk where this originated. They do not have to force this on this game, they CHOSE to..
The game is being gutted and despite a clear misunderstanding by many people..when the "filter" is removed, the game left behind will NOT be the game that was there 3 months ago..