The coronavirus has undoubtedly affected the lifestyle of the vast majority, preventing meetings of friends and even going outside with the exception of those who go out to buy food, trying not to catch it.
Video games are a refuge for millions of people in this situation, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons
In an interview with The Verge
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 of Animal Crossing fans will use it as an escape, so that they can enjoy themselves during this difficult time.