Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, developers around the world are working from home to stay safe and healthy. Working on video games at home isn’t proving to be the easiest, however.
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said in Nintendo’s latest earnings briefing that its developers, and its partner studios, are facing “big limitations” working from home. As such, the company expects this to result in a “large impact” on the business.
“Since there are indeed big limitations on what can be done from home, we do think this will have a large impact,” Furukawa said. “Nintendo has development partners and development offices not just in Japan, but all over the world. The first locations to be affected were the offices in Europe and America, where working from home started early. Then our offices in Japan also switched to working from home. In the case of Japan, this had a major impact on development because we did not already have a remote development environment in place.”
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