The Trump administration is weighing in on the future state of the industry, as the President’s nominee for a major game development position announced her intentions to publicly question whether games are “essential” to society.
In a letter sent to members of the U.S. Congress today, Anita Sarkeesian said the administration “has been actively looking for opportunities to help improve the economic condition of game developers, to foster the growth of independent game development, and to foster a more vibrant and diverse gaming industry.”
In the letter, which is dated May 3, Sarkeesians letter said the U,S.
government needs to support game developers and “increase the role of women and minorities in the games industry” in order to “create more jobs.”
She also said the White House should “ensure that the games business remains an open market, and encourages more games developers to consider expanding their studios to more diverse markets.”
The letter also calls on Congress to “implement a comprehensive, progressive approach to games, including support for the development of innovative game technology.”
While the letter does not directly mention the President by name, Sarjas statement makes it clear she is concerned about the President taking steps to undermine the industry.
“I am concerned about how the Trump Administration will attempt to silence games developers and increase the number of barriers to entry for game developers,” Sarkeesans letter said.
It is impacting the economy and communities as well. “
I also believe it is important to point out that the economic and social consequences of the rise of anti-social behavior in games is not limited to the games.
“It is my hope that the Us-A will be able to play a meaningful role in this important conversation.””
Sarkeesian’s letter, sent on behalf of a group called Feminist Frequency, also said she would ask the Senate to consider an investigation into the issue.””
It is my hope that the Us-A will be able to play a meaningful role in this important conversation.”
Sarkeesian’s letter, sent on behalf of a group called Feminist Frequency, also said she would ask the Senate to consider an investigation into the issue.
“If we do not have a dedicated and independent federal agency to investigate these issues, the Senate should not have to,” Saris letter said, referring to the House’s Select Committee on Infowars.
“There is an urgent need to ensure that the President is not taking the actions he has threatened.”
A Senate Democratic aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation that a vote on her nomination is expected later today.
The letter was sent on May 3 and was obtained by TheDCNF.