Sony is "carefully monitoring" Coronavirus situation but doesn't expect game delays

By Sean Carey,
Sony has posted a statement regarding the potential impact of COVID-19 on its different business. In terms of the Games and Network Services area, it doesn't see the novel virus as affecting production schedules for its games.

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Sony is confident that COVID-19 will not affect its Games and Network Services business and believes it won't cause any detriment to the current fiscal year despite limiting bandwidth usage across its PlayStation Network and slowing download speeds in both the U.S. and Europe. Sony is, however, "carefully monitoring" the situation and the risk of delays for several of its games at both first and third party studios. No games have been officially delayed as of yet.

The statement on Game Network services reads, "Sony estimates that there will be no material impact on this business for the current fiscal year. Although no issues have emerged so far, Sony is carefully monitoring the risk of delays in production schedules for game software titles at both its first-party studios and partner studios, primarily in Europe and the U.S."

Sony isn't the only company closely monitoring the situation of its studios. Xbox's Matt Booty said in a statement that Xbox Games Studios across the world are facing a unique set of challenges due to the pandemic.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!