Destiny 2 Developers Now Working From Home Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Bungie's employees worldwide are now working from home, but development is going forward as planned.


The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is impacting the world of video games, and this includes Bungie and the Destiny franchise. The studio is located in the Pacific Northwest--Seattle specifically--which is where a number of cases have been reported and deaths have occurred.

Over the past few weeks, Bungie's management has been working on measures to keep their employees safe, and the company disclosed some of its strategies today--including working from home.

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Bungie has created a "remote work infrastructure" to support its ambition to keep Bungie's business operations moving smoothly. All of Bungie's employees around the world are now capable of working from home, and there should be no impact on Destiny 2's development.

"This includes delivering on our current content plans, the maintenance and upkeep of Destiny 2, as well as continuing development of the game," Bungie said.

Bungie has also created "technical solutions" for its employees so they can stay in communication, and keep developing and evolving Destiny 2 while working remotely.

"Our goal is to continue crafting the ever-evolving Destiny universe, while making those behind-the-scenes efforts to keep everything running smoothly invisible to our fans," Bungie said. "While there is a possibility that this change could affect our patching cadence in the short term, we will be sure to keep players informed about those schedules as much as possible."

The next update for Destiny 2 is the Season of the Worthy, which launches on March 10. Next up will be the return of the Trials of Osiris event beginning on March 13.

Microsoft, which is also headquartered in the Seattle area, is allowing its developers to work from home as well amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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