The COVID-19 epidemic, which emerged earlier this year and affected the whole world, caused a number of game studios (343 Industries, Bungie and Nintendo) to implement remote work policies to prevent the virus from spreading in the workplace. In this process, the game of many game studios was delayed. However, the studios that got through this process quickly returned to their work.
Finally, the Wargaming Sydney studio in Australia has announced that its work-from-home policies will continue until at least June 2021, telling its employees that they will not be able to return to the office anytime soon.
In Australia, businesses are starting to reopen, although the outbreak is generally confined to the state of Victoria. But some cases of mass transmission still occur in Sydney.
Working at the famous developer company Blizzard, Tami Sigmund stated that all game studios should make these decisions. “I don’t think anyone from the games will be back in the office until next summer,” Sigmund said.
The pandemic process, in addition to affecting the work of game studios, caused the postponement of many large events. We hope this process will end as soon as possible and we can return to our normal lives.