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Bethesda Turn to Remote Work due to Coronavirus; Doom Eternal Release Won’t Be Impacted

Bethesda Announces Remote Work Policy in Response to Coronavirus

Bethesda Turn to Remote Work due to Coronavirus; Doom Eternal Release Won’t Be Impacted

Bethesda Softworks has officially begun to enforce a remote work policy in response to concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus.

In a statement released via Twitter on Mar. 18, the publisher and developer announced that their employees would now be working from home in order to ensure their safety while also hindering the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Bethesda Softworks is committed to the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our family of global development studios and offices,” Bethesda’s statement reads.

“Most of our employees around the globe now have the capability to work remotely from the safety of their homes. Those who do not have accommodations to work from home can stay home and will be paid for regular work hours while we work to make telecommuting possible for them.”

Bethesda went on to say that all of its live service titles – which include Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls Online and the upcoming Doom Eternal – would operate as normal in this turbulent period.

Likewise, they affirmed that the release of Doom Eternal on Mar. 20 would not be affected by this shift, with id Software fully prepared to support the launch of the game.

The original Tweet and full statement can be found down below.

Bethesda is only the latest company to turn to a remote work approach in response to the spread of the Coronavirus. Earlier in the month, Bungie announced that they had implemented a remote work policy for all employees, while Remedy Entertainment has been hard at work transitioning their own employees toward a similar approach.

Several major events, like E3 2020 and GDC, have also been postponed or cancelled in the hopes of stemming the spread of the virus among communities and cities.

For more on all of the latest news regarding the Coronavirus’ impact on the industry, stay tuned to

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