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1552280cookie-checkCapcom Tells Devs To Work From Home Due To COVID-19
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Capcom Tells Devs To Work From Home Due To COVID-19

After releasing the current year remake of Resident Evil 3 for public consumption, it looks like Capcom won’t be able to develop content as per usual, given the situation that the land of the rising sun happens to be under right now due to COVID-19.

After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a state of emergency notice, devs at Capcom will no longer work from the Osaka office in Tokyo but from home.

Although it is said by that Capcom has implemented devs to work-from-home, there was no government mandate to work from said place.

In other words, the state of emergency going on across the seven prefectures doesn’t require companies to work-from-home, but heavily advises that companies do so moving forward.

Capcom will facilitate this measure until May 6th, 2020.

On the topic of Capcom and Osaka, it’s unclear if the work-from-home plan will impact development on the rumored Resident Evil 4 Remake since Capcom and M-Two’s offices are in Osaka.

According to a new write-up from, the website details more info on the rumored remake of the 2005 game and reports that Resident Evil 4 Remake has a larger team than the second and third remakes.

The website also notes that conceptualization and development on Resident Evil 4 Remake started back in 2018. However, M-Two is paying close “attention to Resident Evil 3 Remake feedback,” after the game received “generally lower review scores” than Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Given that M-Two is paying close attention to Resident Evil 3 Remake‘s feedback while at home, it’s unclear what will come of Resident Evil 4 Remake at launch. However, it will be a long while before we see it, given that the remake of the 2005 game is due out sometime in 2022.

Lastly, after Capcom confirmed a case of COVID-19 among its employees, the company is trying to take action to prevent the virus from further spreading — hence the work-from-home measure.

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