With the coronavirus affecting everyone, Square-Enix has provided a statement on letting their employees work from home and more.
Following the worldwide pandemic that is the coronavirus, Square-Enix is the latest company to provide fans an update on how they’re supporting their employees, including letting them work from home.
“We have been following the health and safety guidelines set forth by regional governmental health officials over recent months and in February, we restricted domestic and International business travel and began to limit visitors to our offices and studios,” says Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix.
“At the same time, we began working across the SQUARE ENIX organization in Asia, Europe and the Americas to prepare for employees to work from home,” continues Rogers. “Our IT teams increased our remote working systems, including the deployment of VPN and technology upgrades that enable remote working for our studio, development and business operations.”
“We have now implemented work-from-home policies across all locations and in cases where remote working isn’t possible, we have reduced office density and introduced staggered work times, especially to avoid peak consumer rush hours.”
Square-Enix’s comments come after it was announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake will still make its April 10 release date. That being said, Rogers reiterates that they may see shipment delays in certain countries which means some fans may not get their copy on release day. Employees at Square-Enix aren’t the only developers that’ll work from home. Rockstar Games announced they’re letting employees work from home.
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“There is no question that these are uncertain times,” continues Rogers. “While we don’t know how long these measures will remain in effect, we want to reassure gamers that we will do everything in our power to keep you entertained and connected with your friends across the globe as we work through these challenging times together.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake will launch on April 10 on PlayStation 4. While we wait for it to come out, you can play a demo on the PlayStation Store and you can check out the game’s opening movie below.