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 time.”
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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