EA has introduced that every one aggressive occasions tied its video games are, for the foreseeable future, suspended on account of the coronavirus. The suspension applies to all occasions that make the most of EA’s video games, whether or not they’re run by the corporate or are a third-party organized occasion.
“Our precedence is defending our rivals, our workers, our associate’s workers and our communities,” EA wrote in a blog post. “As we proceed to watch the scenario across the coronavirus and obtain up to date steerage from well being officers all over the world, we’ll use this time to find out subsequent steps for transferring ahead with all of EA’s aggressive gaming reside occasions and on-line broadcasts.”
Among the many occasions suspended are the Apex Legends World Sequence, FIFA 20 World Sequence, FIFA On-line four Stay, and Madden NFL 20 Championship Sequence.
In one other blog post, EA additional described the extra steps the corporate is taking to curb the unfold of the coronavirus, corresponding to “strongly recommending” that every one North American, European, and Australian workers earn a living from home. “We have additionally taken steps to make sure that the distributors and contractors that present companies on-site at our amenities will proceed to be paid, even when they don’t seem to be in a position to earn a living from home of their roles,” the corporate wrote.
Regardless of these changes, EA would not foresee any main alterations to the street maps of any of its games-as-a-service titles.