Disney CEO Wants To Clamp Down On Videogame Violence
Disney president Bob Iger isn’t an ally to the videogame industry as much as one might hope. He’s made a few comments in recent days indicating his desire to see measures taken against videogame violence, especially in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting. He announced at a recent Q&A that he plans to start looking into the games his own company—Disney—produces to study the impact on violence in games.
According to Iger, he’s meeting with the rest of the heads at his company, which now includes LucasArts, “to take stock in everything we’ve got that can be considered near the line or over the line” (via Deadline) in terms of violence. While games like Epic Mickey 2 should be safe, a grim fate might be awaiting the likes of the upcoming Star Wars 1313, which is said to be more mature than LucasArts’ previous offerings.
“Fortunately at Disney there’s very little [violent content], but I still want to make sure we’re asking ourselves the right questions in terms of that standard,” Iger said, “and also [ensure] we’re willing to be a part of a dialogue in today’s world that I think is pretty necessary in terms of what our role is and what our role should be”.