The excellent Animal Crossing New Horizons is finally here and has a bright future ahead.
We’ve been playing the game extensively and will have lots of content to share soon but life with the game is just beginning.
Unfortunately, that future life could be delayed slightly due to the devastating effects of Coronavirus.
In a recent interview with the Washington Post, the game’s director Aya Kyogoku has indicated that the team will ‘have to be flexible’.
New Horizons is set to receive seasonal events as free content updates and will make it playable throughout the year.
Kyogoku has said development is ‘still going’ and for now has said that ‘we’re not sure if we have to shift anything’.
Ultimately, as it should be, the priority must be to staff and as the game’s producer Hisashi Nogami says ‘In terms of the development team, I do have to think about their health and well-being’.
Animal Crossing New Horizons has been a runaway success on Switch, with confirmation today it is the biggest Switch launch ever in Japan, selling 1.88m there alone.
It was also UK Number 1 and according to Games Industry Biz, ‘sold more copies in its first week on sale than the launch sales of all previous Animal Crossing games combined’. Wow!
This follows a recent story that Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC could see some delays due to the virus.