Rockstar insists its plans to implement homeworking won’t affect its games or support

Rockstar has confirmed that while it’s requesting that each
one its staff work from home amidst growing concerns around the spread of the
COVID-19 virus, this decision won’t impact the performance of its game, nor
affect the company’s ability to reply to support queries.

“In the interest of reducing the possible impact of
COVID-19, Rockstar Games has implemented work from home policies across our
international offices and studios,” the corporate tweeted earlier today.

“After significant research and consultation with our
teams around the world, we began rolling out remote work solutions worldwide
across the past week, and that we are confident we have a strong system in situ
for our teams to continue their work with a minimum of disruption.”

“Our online games will still operate as was common, and
every one support teams will remain available for our players,” the
statement continued. “The health and safety of our employees and their
families remain our top priority, and that we will still adapt our practices to
things because it evolves. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and
need you and your families the simplest of health during this special

As Jordan reported earlier in the week, the news comes
amidst a string of high-profile cancellations, postponements, and changes
associated with the alarming spread of the coronavirus. Notably, E3 2020 was
canceled Wednesday, Pokemon Go implemented changes to encourage
social-distancing, and Disney postponed seven live-action productions. EA has
confirmed its halting all live esports events, too, and is additionally
recommending its staff work from home.

On a more positive note, Nvidia is allowing PC gamers to form a real difference by using their hardware’s power to access the Folding@home application, which will enable you to donate unused computing power to assist with research of the coronavirus.

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