Kojima Productions is the latest development studio to close their doors after a staff member was diagnosed with COVID-19. According to the site’s release, the employee was quarantined since March 20 while no other person in the office is affected.
“All other Kojima Productions employee was not in the office at the time of symptoms onset,” the team wrote. “Employees are not considered ‘close contacts’, meaning that it is not mandatory to close the office.”
Despite initial thoughts, the Death Stranding team shut its buildings down while following instructions from public health authorities.
The studio also stated it independently took measures to have the teamwork from home and sanitize all of its facilities. This also included keeping an eye on staff during the worldwide pandemic and COVID-19’s two week incubation period for symptoms.
Its safeguard notice was also tweeted out, with fans and other users wishing the team safe.
The studio’s latest project includes porting Death Stranding for PC in a partnership with Steam.