The coronavirus has undoubtedly affected the lifestyle of the vast majority, preventing gatherings of friends and even going outside with the exception of those who go out to buy food, trying not to get infected.
Video games are a refuge for millions in this situation, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons seems to have come at the right time. It is a calm and safe game where players can go outside with ease and meet their friends, forgetting about real-life circumstances.
In an interview with The Verge, the game’s producer, Hisashi Nogami, said he hopes his title will allow fans to clear their minds of the epidemic. These were his words:
We’ve been planning this release for quite some time, so it’s unfortunate that this moment overlaps with what’s currently happening in the world. I am very discouraged and saddened by the events taking place around the world. Considering the moment, we hope that many Animal Crossing fans will use it as an escape so that they can enjoy themselves during this difficult time.
In these circumstances, the US Government appeals to youth to stay at home and keep playing video games.