Plague Inc will soon add a new mode that lets players combat an outbreak rather than the other way around.
“We were repeatedly asked if we could make a game which let the player work to stop an outbreak,” an update from Ndemic Creations reads. “We are accelerating work on a new Plague Inc. game mode which lets players save the world from a deadly disease outbreak.”
The news comes at Ndemic confirmed it would also donate a total of $250,000 USD to the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidary Response Fund.
“Eight years ago, I never imagined the real world would come to resemble a game of Plague Inc. or that so many players would be using Plague Inc. to help them get through an actual pandemic,” said James Vaughan, the game’s creator. “We are proud to be able to help support the vital work of the WHO and CEPI as they work towards finding a vaccine for COVID-19”.