For those of you hoping to see the latest from Vivendi Universal and Activision at this year’s E3 expo, you will be seeing nothing as they have not only bowed out of that event but also have officially left the Entertainment Software Association altogether.

Official ESA Statement:
While the Entertainment Software Association remains the preeminent voice for U.S. computer and video game publishers, we can confirm that Activision and Vivendi Games opted to discontinue their membership. The ESA remains dedicated to advancing our industry?s objectives such as protecting intellectual property, preserving First Amendment rights, and fostering a beneficial environment for the entire industry. Our high level of service and value to members and the larger industry remains unchanged.’

— Rich Taylor, Senior Vice President of Communications and Research, Entertainment Software Association

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