Both CD Projekt Red and Rockstar Games have made announcements on Twitter confirming that their teams of developers are now working from home in response to COVID-19 coronavirus concerns. In CD Projekt Red’s statement, it noted that it expects to still release Cyberpunk 2077 in September 2020.
Here is CD Projekt Red’s statement, which the studio is using “full remote work for as long as it is needed.”
Many of you are probably wondering how things are at CD PROJEKT RED right now. Here’s a short update. pic.twitter.com/aWfHobgtoM
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) March 16, 2020
Here’s Rockstar’s notice about employees working from home. It confirmed games like Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online will still receive support and function while teams are at home.
A message from Rockstar Games pic.twitter.com/uB4syLHROo
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) March 15, 2020
CD Projekt Red and Rockstar join multiple companies that have also already transitioned staff to telecommuting in an effort to keep staff healthy and flatten the coronavirus curve so hospitals can better deal with the incoming cases. Both Microsoft and Nintendo had people working from home at the beginning of March 2020. DICE began letting people telecommute on March 11, 2020. EA noted that it had people in its Milan, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore at home working and only a few key staff members were in the office in Redwood Shores, California.