Sony and Microsoft assume their exclusives will be delayed due to COVID 19
In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, many companies, including gaming, are moving to work from home . Platform holders are no exception – Sony and Microsoft have recognized that COVID-19 may affect their release schedules.
In a statement, the head of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, assured that employee health remains a priority for the company. Each of the development studios faced “unique challenges and limitations” depending on its location, and in addition, the pandemic affected external partners of XGS .
“We support the leaders of our studios and believe that they will make the right decisions regarding their teams and games in this difficult time,” said Buti. We translate from corporate into Russian – there is no confidence in the current deadlines, transfers are possible. So, earlier the Mojang team warned that Minecraft Dungeons risks not keeping up with the planned April launch.
Sony spoke in the same vein as its competitor – from a press release it follows that at the moment, the development of exclusives is progressing according to plan, but hitching is not excluded:
Although no problems have arisen so far, Sony is closely monitoring the risk of delays in-game software production schedules both in domestic studios and in partner studios, primarily in Europe and the USA.
As for the release of next-generation consoles, none of the corporations expressed an intention to postpone the launch. Moreover, in a comment to Bloomberg, a Sony spokesman said he did not see “any noticeable impact” on the release date of the PlayStation 5. The latter, like the Xbox Series X, should go to the shelves at the end of the year.
Sony and Microsoft assume their exclusives will be delayed due to COVID 19, Sony and Microsoft assume their exclusives will be delayed due to COVID 19