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CD Projekt RED moves to working from home, says coronavirus won't cause Cyberpunk delay

CD Projekt RED moves to working from home, says coronavirus won't cause Cyberpunk delay

Polish games studio CD Projekt RED has said that its employees are now working remotely due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

In a post on Twitter (below), the company says that over the last week the studio has started letting its staff work from home. CD Projekt RED also said that the global pandemic isn't going to result in another delay for the eagerly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. The title is set to launch in September after being pushed back from April. 

"Today... CD Projekt RED switches to full remote work for as long as it is needed," the company wrote. "We think this will grand every team member the highest level of personal health safety. And while this is a bit new to everyone, we are 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 joins the likes of Bungie, Microsoft, Facebook and Google in asking its staff to work remotely. Rockstar said over the weekend that it was letting employees work at home, while the CEO of its parent company Take-Two Strauss Zelnick has said that the coronavirus outbreak would result in less staff working outside the office.

COVID-19 has also impacted several games events. The likes of GDC, E3, Minecraft Festival and Eve Fanfest have been cancelled while EGX Rezzed and Reboot Develop Blue have been delayed. 

 


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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