Bungie is worried about the recent spread of COVID-19 coronavirus into the U.S., and with a particular density of cases found in the greater Seattle area (near Bungie HQ). Bungie has now has now activated the fully remote work infrastructure and policy for all Bungie employees across the globe. The developer had been aware of a possible scenario like was probable to happen and the Bungie leadership has decided to prioritize the safety of employees. Bungie has confirmed that employees will continue to develop and deliver games and updates. Destiny 2 maintenance and future updates are confirmed to keep as usual.
To accompany this policy we have rolled out technical solutions for all employees to be able to maintain communication with one another, as well as to continue working on development and maintaining game-critical functions while working remotely. Our goal is to continue crafting the ever-evolving Destiny universe, while making those behind-the-scenes efforts to keep everything running smoothly invisible to our fans. While there is a possibility that this change could affect our patching cadence in the short term, we will be sure to keep players informed about those schedules as much as possible.Bungie’s approach to the COVID-19 outbreak is designed to react to rapid changes as news dictates, including how we will eventually re-integrate employees back into our local offices once the threat of the virus has lowered. While this is a big change for Bungie, we look at the challenge as an opportunity to stretch our ability to create and deliver the same kind of quality gaming experiences we always have in a new way.