When new, big, exciting games launched in previous years, we’d often get a midnight release event to go along with it. One retailer always hosting midnight releases was GameStop. Unfortunately, due to concerns of COVID-19, GameStop has officially cancelled those release events, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, “until further notice.”
Demo stations that would normally be available for customers to try out new software will also be shut down temporarily. This announcement comes on the heels of GameStop CEO George Sherman’s statement about GameStop’s approach to the coronavirus situation.
The official memo reads, “Until further notice, late night launch events are suspended. To maintain the health and safety of our guests and associates, it is best that we avoid situations where large numbers of guests are gathered indoors or standing in line.”
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