Destiny studio Bungie closes office due to coronavirus

Destiny developer Bungie has closed all locations of its office to protect employees against the corona virus. It is not just about the Seattle headquarters, where the virus was recently discovered, but all the developer’s locations. The company announced this through its blog.

This should not have too much impact on games like Destiny 2: the plan is to give developers the opportunity to work at home. “Health and safety are our top priority, but it is also important that we continue our usual work. That is why we have built an infrastructure that makes it possible to work from a remote location.”

However, according to the blog post it is possible that this decision will affect the release schedule of upcoming patches in Destiny 2. The intention is that Season of the Worth will appear on March 10 and Trials of Osiris will be available on March 13.

The coronavirus affects all facets of global society. The game industry is also affected. For example, various scholarships have already been canceled and there are shortages of Switch consoles in Japan.