The widening epidemic of coronavirus has already affected a number of international events: e-sports tournaments are canceled, studios refuse to participate in game exhibitions. Now it turns out that the virus also affects the direct development process.
Action role Path of exile 2 Studio Grinding gear games was going to release in earlier beta testing at the end of 2020. But, as reported in an interview PCGamesN Studio co-founder Chris Wilson, these deadlines are likely to be revised.
At the time of the announcement of the continuation, which is rather a large-scale extension, Grinding Gear Games reported that it was working on Path of Exile 2 on its own. As it turned out, the studio attracted the creation of a sequel to Asian studios and game designers to avoid delays.
Now, due to the epidemic, a number of developers from China and New Zealand cannot continue to work. In particular, due to quarantine, three dozen Chinese full-time employees cannot get into the office.
To release at least an addition Delirium to the first part Path of exile, management had to reallocate existing employees. This affected Path of Exile 2: in order to present players with a version of the appropriate quality, testing will probably have to be postponed.
As reported Bbc, the spread of coronavirus continues. More and more European countries report the appearance of patients, more than 80 thousand people are officially recognized infected. There is concern that the epidemic will lead to the cancellation of the Tokyo Summer Olympics.