Microsoft has published a statement in which he speaks of the impact of the COVID-19 on its upcoming exclusive games for Xbox and PC. In short, no project has been officially postponed, but Microsoft has acknowledged that his team are facing “challenges and restrictions unique” in the transition to work from home.
The 2020 is a crucial year for Microsoft and trade mark Xbox, and as the Series X will arrive at the end of the year along with Halo Infinite. Microsoft continues to be committed to the launch of its console, but the impact of the pandemic COVID-19 on games in development – like Halo Infinite, Grounded, and Everwild, among others – remains to be seen.
Echoing the earlier statements of the boss of Xbox Phil Spencer, Matt Booty said that the health and safety of its development team is currently the “highest priority” for Microsoft. In addition, the types of challenges that the Microsoft development teams are facing are influencing other developers all over the world, he said. Just recently, Bethesda has postponed the long-awaited update Wastelanders Fallout 76 due to the Coronavirus.
With regard to the specific securities, MS, Booty said that his team will support studies of the family XGS during this tough period.
“We know that gaming puts people in contact during these periods of expansion and social, and we are committed to providing games Xbox Game Studios of the highest quality to our global community of players. At the same time, the health and safety of our development team XGS are our priorities. Each study is faced with challenges and restrictions unique depending on the location and many of our partners for external development all over the world are affected in a similar way. We support our studies, to make the right decisions for their team and for their individual games during this challenging time.”
The declaration comes on the heels of the one provided by the developer of Halo, Infinite, 343 Industries. The team said that the situation could worsen before they improve.
“We’re removing all obstacles on our path and monitoring the situation, but we need to be aware of our current limits and understand that the situation Coronaviruses may worsen before they improve,” said 343. “We are doing everything in our power to continue to develop and offer experiences Halo quality as we adapt to this new style of life.”
A spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to GameSpot that there are changes in the program for the launch of Halo Infinite, therefore, should get you in the christmas holiday period, as previously announced.
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