Capcom Allegedly Forced Staff To Work On-Site, Ignoring Japan’s COVID Rules

Last year’s internal leak seems to have frightened the execs.

The global pandemic has been going on for a year in the West, but even longer in many parts of Asia, where the virus was first discovered. Like many countries, Japan – home to a number of high-profile games studios and publishers – asked workers to stay home, or at least to limit the number of people in the office.

However, reports have emerged that Resident Evil and Monster Hunter developer Capcom, headquartered in Osaka, has been allegedly forcing its employees to work on-site, and refusing to give time off if they catch the virus. These reports come from a whistleblower speaking to Japan’s Business Journal, and were reported by Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft.

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