Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of businesses are closing shut, big corporations are looking to entail necessary restrictions and work from home policies to keep employees and the eventual safe, also stopping the spread of a virus that has already spread to every major country. The gaming industry is facing some serious repercussions like mass cancellation of all live events, a lot of small development studios having to stop the work and all the major development studios implementing a strict work from home policy. Minecraft Dungeon’s developer Mojang seems to be following the same rules.
Minecraft Dungeons, a spin-off of the uber-famous Minecraft was scheduled to be released in April 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch but now as the team scramble to coordinate having to work remotely because of the world health scenario, the game’s release will be pushed back. Mojang has been doing some good marketing for the game and has been quick to update on anything.
The team went onto twitter to tell us about the delay saying:
“As we’re working from home to do our part in protecting our community, our workflows will, unfortunately, be impacted. We’re working hard to deliver Minecraft Dungeons in April, but we’re also re-evaluating our timeline to make sure we bring you the best game possible. Stay tuned!”
The Minecraft Dungeons is anticipated and Mojang described the game as:
“Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe. Brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends! Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels – all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager! Discover a trove of powerful new weapons and items that will help you defeat ruthless swarms of new-and-nasty mobs. Fight or flee through canyons, swamps and – of course – mines! Any adventurer brave or foolish enough to explore this blocky and beautiful world will need to come prepared. So quickly, gear up!”
Hopefully, the delay will not be very long. Expect to hear from Mojang and us to be updated on everything on Minecraft to Covid-19.
Stay safe and Play safe!