The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe is impacting every industry, and the gaming industry is no exception. The popular Star Wars Battlefront II was set to receive a pretty big update this past week. The anticipated Battle of Scarif Update (free) would be adding a lot of new content for players to consume.
To prevent the spread of the virus and keep people safe, employees from industries all over the globe are laid off or transitioned to working from home. DICE is included in this, which is why the update has been postponed, but not canceled.
“The Star Wars team have now moved away from our office setup and into our homes,” an official statement from the game’s community manager, Ben Walke reads. “Work continues on the game but the adjustment from the office environment into our homes has caused some knock-on effects to our workflows. We’re currently streamlining these processes and adapting as we move forward.
“As a result of this we have decided to move the release of the Battle on Scarif Update to Mid-April. This is our new target time-frame but as the situation continues to develop, we will keep you posted on any further timing adjustments.”