Rockstar Becomes Latest Developer To Ask Teams To Work From Home
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads, GTA 5 developer Rockstar Games is moving to remote work to prevent the spread among employees.
Rockstar Games, the publisher and developer of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, is sending its employees home. In an announcement on Twitter, Rockstar Games has said that, as with many businesses around the world, they are taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) among employees and the people around them.
The statement says that the company "has implemented work from home policies across (their) international offices and studios," and that Rockstar Games started "rolling out remote work solutions worldwide across the past week."
A message from Rockstar Games pic.twitter.com/uB4syLHROo— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) March 15, 2020
The tweet also promises that this will not interrupt the service of the online modes offering in their games, including Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online, so you can still go and earn that Tron bike in GTA.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has previously stated that the company is prepared to work from home, should the need arise--which it now has.
The coronavirus has been extremely disruptive to the games industry, with many events cancelling (including E3 2020) and developers sending their employees to work from home. It's important to self-isolate to stop the spread of the virus--which is why we've compiled a list of games we recommend getting into if you're stuck at home.
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