It seems that the time of quarantine and isolation for pandemic coronavirus Covid-19 only have a positive impact on the gaming industry. However, some predictions of journalists indicate that a number of important releases of the year can defer indefinitely.
What games was at risk and why
The reputable industry insider Jason Schreier stated that significant game releases scheduled for March and April, probably will in time, but others, including The Last of Us Part II, already at risk.
Not the most important thing in the world right now, but it won’t be too much longer before the Covid-19 video game delays start. Games that are planned for this month and maybe April should be fine, but after that all bets are off
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) March 16, 2020
First of all it is connected with the transition to remote work of other organizations – the studios will be more difficult to obtain the necessary certificates and age ratings, as well as to agree on the production of physical copies of the titles and their delivery to the retailers.
The release of gaming consoles
On the question of possible delays in production, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Schreyer replied ambiguously. He believes that everything will depend on the economic situation in the world before the end of the year.
The games are a success because of the pandemic
The only thing the editor of Kotaku entirely sure – the huge success of Animal Crossing, which comes out March 20 and is perfect to spend time at home.
The trailer for the game Animal Crossing – watch videos
Because of the coronavirus cancel the event
Note, coronavirus Covid-19 has caused the cancellation of a number of game shows and other events. Including the 2020 E3 organizers decided not to hold the conference this year, the company will try to transfer them online. Read more about cancelled events you can find from our material.
Also because of the pandemic, a number of studios went into a remote, including even the giants like Rockstar Games and CD Projekt RED.
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What is important to know about Covid-19 in Ukraine and the world
This virus was recorded in China in late 2019. Subsequently, however, the virus has spread almost all over the world. The most dangerous among the European countries was Italy. There disease is found in 31 506, and died from it 2 503 patients. On the territory of Ukraine has recorded 14 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with a dangerous virus, 2 of them were fatal.
Covid-19 became the seventh virus of this type, which can be infected person. According to the latest data from the virus died 7 865 people, General ill 194 873 people (on the night of March 17, 2020). By the way, there is good news: 80 840 people have recovered from coronavirus.
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