The conflict in American society related to the topic of abortion bans manifests itself, including in the gaming industry. So, Bethesda employees are extremely concerned about the silence of the company’s management, which does not comment on recent events, namely, the annulment of the decision in the Roe v. Wade case, which made it possible for the states to declare abortion outlawed at their discretion.
According to the portal Kotakufor Bethesda Game Studios and ZeniMax Media, this is a particularly pressing issue, as many of the employees of the companies working on Starfield and Redfall are based in Texas and other states where a ban on abortion laws will be passed.
In corporate chats of the company, verbal debates took place all last week, as there is no consensus among employees. It got to the point that the administrator had to delete the entire discussion thread and impose a ban on politics and religion on the Water Cooler channel – apparently, this is the name of the chat fludilka in Bethesda.
And the essence of the dispute lies in the absence of any guarantees of assistance for employees if they get into a difficult situation, although Bethesda has previously opposed the criminalization of abortion.
We hope that these butts with each other will not affect the work on significant studio products.