id Software Falls in Line, Leaves the ESA
You can add id Software to the list of Activision, Vivendi and LucasArts as companies would have left the Entertainment Software Association in recently weeks. GamePolitics has confirmed the departure with both a rep from id and the ESA itself, with senior VP Rich Taylor issuing the following statement:
We can confirm that id Software has decided not to renew its membership in the ESA. We admire their creativity and innovation. We also respect their decision.
The ESA continues to lead the thriving video and computer game industry. We are dedicated to protecting intellectual property, preserving First Amendment rights and fostering a beneficial environment for the entire entertainment software industry.
id might not be as big a blow as Activision or Vivendi, but the latest departure isn’t going to promote confidence in the ESA among its remaining members.