Japan game delays may be coming due to pandemic lockdown

Japan game delays may be coming as the country enters into a month-long lockdown due to the ongoing pandemic.?CERO — essentially the?Japanese ESRB — have announced that they will be unable to rate any new games under these conditions.

“Since reviewers visit our office to conduct review, it is not possible for our staff and reviewer to work from home,” read a statement on the CERO website.

ALSO:?Will Saints Row: The Third Remastered fix its biggest problems?

“For this reason, all operations, including review (including those under review), will be suspended from today until May 6,” the statement continued. “All staff will be on standby at home, and the office will be closed during this time. We will announce the resumption of business on our website.”

Japan game delays CERO
Image: CERO

Ratings organizations typically look at games later in their development and the results of those ratings are often published a few weeks in advance of the game’s launch. It’s possible that developers could work around this halting of game ratings in Japan, but Japan game delays may nonetheless be inevitable despite everyone’s best efforts.

Game Revolution recommends all readers comply with?CDC guidelines?and remain as isolated as possible during this urgent time. Visit the Centers for Disease Control at?CDC.gov?or the World Health Organization at?Who.int?for the latest information on the coronavirus and learn what you can do to stop the spread.?

Upcoming Releases

Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes is designed to bring players a modern take on a classic JRPG experience. Get ready to lead 100+ playable characters through a war-torn world only you can save.
Eve and her comrades land on the surface to reclaim the extinct Earth and cross paths with a survivor named Adam. Eve is then led by Adam to the last surviving city, Xion, where she meets the elder of the town Orcal and is told many stories. In order to serve her mission to save Earth, Eve develops close relationships…
Tactical, beautiful, and wholly unique, the GOTY-winning sci-fi RTS returns with Homeworld 3. Assume control and battle through fleet combat in dazzling, fully 3D space while the award-winning story unfolds on a galactic scale.
The sequel to the award winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Senua returns in a brutal journey of survival through the myth and torment of Viking Iceland. Intent on saving those who have fallen victim to the horrors of tyranny, Senua faces a battle of overcoming the darkness within and without.

Reviews

9 SCUF Reflex Review
SCUF is the brand that comes to mind for most people when it comes to custom gaming controllers. It’s been…
X
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news