The coronavirus (Covid-19) has canceled gaming events like E3 and GDC, forced workers to stay home to get the job done, and will continue to cause problems within the gaming industry, amongst others. Games coming out within the next few weeks to month have no worries about hitting gold and shipping off to the world, like this week’s Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing or next month’s Resident Evil 3. Titles coming later in the year may face issues, but CD Projekt Red thinks Cyberpunk 2077 is still on track to release in September.
CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter that it is implementing a work from home policy as the world is in the midst of a pandemic.
Over the past week, we have been adapting to the situation and gradually rolling out preventative measures across our entire organization. We’ve also been upgrading equipment & infrastructure and working towards enabling our employees to work remotely, from the safety of their homes.
Many of you are probably wondering how things are at CD PROJEKT RED right now. Here's a short update. pic.twitter.com/aWfHobgtoM
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) March 16, 2020
The remote work environment will assure players that the Polish-based studio is “rising to the challenge and showing no signs of stopping in our effort to bring you some kick-ass role-playing action in September.”
CD Projekt Red is not the only company in the industry to implement this strategy to continue progress on its work while keeping employees safe. Kotaku obtained a letter from Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft’s CEO, to everyone around the world who works for the French studio. Others include Rockstar Games and Electronic Arts, who are following these footsteps.
Cyberpunk 2077 was first shown in 2013 with a cinematic trailer. The sci-fi RPG was meant to release in April, but got delayed to the current Sept. 17 date.