Fallout 4 publisher, Bethesda, will represent the gaming industry’s interests in Washington D.C. The publisher is now a member of the Entertainment Software Association, which organizes E3 in addition to lobbying congress. Along with Bethesda, the ESA has added Dreadnought publisher Greybox, Taichi Panda dev Snail Games, and Vantiv Entertainment Solutions, a payment processing company.
“Our newest members are true industry innovators, leading development of exciting new content and new opportunities to reach and engage consumers,” ESA CEO Michael Gallagher explained. “These highly creative companies represent the broad range of our industry’s offerings, and we look forward to collaborating with them to move our industry forward.”
Now a subsidiary of Bethesda, id Software was a member of the ESA until 2008, shortly before it was acquired. Zenimax Media, owner of Bethesda released a statement by CEO Robert Altman explaining, “ESA has a long-standing tradition of representing the computer and video game industry at the highest level on important policy issues. We’re proud to join the association that is the leader in promoting the development and growth of the video game industry.”
For more information on the ESA, check out their website. Other members of the ESA include Capcom, Disney Interactive Studios, Electronic Arts, Konami, Microsoft, Namco Bandai Games, Nintendo, Sega, Sony Computer Entertainment, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.