A group of seven lawmakers will send a letter to the world’s largest video game companies tomorrow, asking each company what steps they are taking to combat “harassment and extremism” in the country. online video games.
Like axis reportseven Democratic representatives—including Lori Trahan (Massachusetts), Katie Porter (California) and Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon—all co-signed a letter, which aims to “better understand your processes.” available to process player reports of harassment and extremism in your online games and request a review of anti-harassment and anti-extremism related safety measures.”
Not surprisingly, the list includes companies like Activision Blizzard (call of duty, guard), Microsoft (Xbox), Sony (PlayStation), Roblox, Take-Two Interactive (Grand Theft Auto, NBA 2K CZK), Riot Games (League of Legends, valuable), Epic (fortress) and Electronic Arts (battlefield, FIFA & madness).
These are all large international companies, most of whom have thousands of employees spread around the world and are responsible for some of the most popular and enduring online games on the planet. Wanting to bake them, when so many of them are based in the US — or at least most popular in the United States — is a pretty obvious move!
However, it is interesting that anyone who has made a list of companies to target apparently just listed a list of “most popular games,” not “biggest companies,” because among the industry giants is Innersloth, the developer of Between us.
Between us may be a huge success, but Innersloth is also a small team. How tiny? This little one:
Innsersloth’s website says the studio currently has 20 employees. I don’t know how much they will be able to explain when their game has you playing a cute little astronaut with no voice chat and only allows the player to communicate through a menu of pre-written lines.
But then no one has to legally reply to the letter, it’s just a letter, so maybe they can just reply “sorry, thought this was for Xbox!” and carry on with their day.