Chuck Bittner is disabled, a gamer, and in need of your John Hancock for a good cause. Chuck, who is the star of the web site, AskACapper.com, has put up an online petition asking video game console makers and game developers to allow consumers to reconfigure button configurations. Companies he is making this appeal to include Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Zipper Interactive, Infinity Ward, and Treyarch - though in general he would like ALL game developers to support remapping controller functions in games.
The reason he wants to have the ability to remap keys in games and on consoles is to make setting up configurations for those with disabilities a lot easier. You can read the entire petition below, but I urge you to visit it online and sign it:
To: Video Game Console Manufactures & Video Game Developers
Game developers Zipper, Infinity Ward, Treyarch etc. and video game console manufactures Sony, Microsoft & Nintendo.
This is a request for the ability to change video game button configurations in todays games. ReMapping is the choice to move button command (jump, duck, attack etc.) from A to button B.
The time for full button customization in games is here.
This petition is from my perspective as a disabled gamer who finds many games unplayable because of my inability to reach buttons, but also for millions of gamers who find today's game presets don't meet their needs.
Option 1. Developers: Could spend the time and resources needed to build reMapping into their games.
Option 2. Console Manufactures: Build reMapping into your systems. Allow users to build reMapping layouts and save them. What are the benefits of console side reMapping?
1. It will free the game developers from needing to do any more coding or QA testing.
2. One reMap for multiple games. For example if a player has one Call of Duty layout he can use it across all CoD games.
In this day and age Custom reMapping is easy to implement and beneficial to millions of users/customers.
request by Chuck Bittner from www.AskACapper.com
Source: Blue's News