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Capcom's staff to work remotely until May due to coronavirus

Capcom's staff to work remotely until May due to coronavirus

Capcom has chosen to have its employees work remotely for the next few weeks.

As announced in a site update, the Japanese publisher has asked its staff to work from home between April 13th and May 6th.

"Considering the current situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19 in Japan, Capcom Co., Ltd. will implement a general policy of work from home or stay at home for employees from Monday, April 13th through Wednesday, May 6th," said Capcom.

"Capcom is committed to prioritizing the safety of employees, their families, our business partners and the public. We will closely monitor the plans and policies set forth by national and local governments in order to quickly act in working to prevent the spread of COVID-19."

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that a Capcom employee had contracted the virus. As a result, the company took a number of measures to ensure the safety of its staff. Last month, two Microsoft employees were confirmed to have the disease.

Many companies, including Microsoft, Ubisoft and Bungie, have insisted its employees work from home over coronavirus concerns.

However, the coronavirus hasn't impacted the success the Japanese firm is experiencing with the Resident Evil franchise right now. This month alone, it's been reported that both Resident Evil 8 and a remake of Resident Evil 4 could be released next year.

Furthermore, the Resident Evil 3 remake shipped two million copies in its first five days of release.


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Kayleigh is the Staff Writer for PocketGamer.biz. Besides PG and PCGI she has written as a guides writer, specialising in RPG's and horror.

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