After the declaration of Sony assuring us that the release of the PlayStation 5 is assured despite the events, it is the turn of Microsoft to publish a declaration on the impact of the coronavirus on the various productions of Microsoft.
And just like Sony, the American company reassures us by saying that for the moment, no project of the firm has been officially delayed. This of course concerns first party productions like Halo Infinite, Grounded or the release of the Xbox Series X, the future console from Microsoft. Matt Booty, the president of Microsoft Studios, however affirmed that the various studios were currently confronted with new difficulties and that for the good of all, the developers do indeed work at home.
We know the game connects people during times of social distancing, and we are committed to providing the highest quality Xbox Game Studios games to our global gaming community. At the same time, the health and safety of our Xbox Game Studios development teams is our priority. Each studio faces unique challenges and constraints depending on its particular location, and many of our external development partners around the world are affected in the same way. We help our studio managers make the right decisions for their teams and their games during this difficult time. Matt Booty, President of Microsoft Studios
Moreover, the developers of 343 Industries are also taking the lead and declaring on the site official of the Halo saga, that the team must adapt to their new way of life.
We are removing all the obstacles in our way and continuing to do so, but we need to be aware of our current limitations and understand that the coronavirus situation may get worse before it gets better. Rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to continue to develop and deliver quality Halo experiences as we adapt to this new way of life. 343 Industries on their official website
For the moment, despite the new constraints, everything seems to be going well for the Microsoft or Sony teams. The release dates of the various projects ranging from games to consoles therefore remain unchanged. However, if the situation worsens, the developments of the latter may still be delayed in the near future. It only remains for us to wait wisely, while hoping that the situation will improve.
Through JeromeJoffard, Editing jeuxvideo.com