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id Software Confirms It Is No Longer An ESA Member

by Rainier on May 23, 2008 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT

One of the few remaining E3 holdouts is id Software, as it first confirmed its attendance, but then retracted the statement. According to Gamepolitics, the DOOM developer is no longer a member of ESA, making it the third big company to recently leave. Similar to Vivendi/Activision and LucasArts, id Software gave no specifics as to why it decided to leave, but the word is that current ESA President Michael Gallagher is partly to blame, as is a $5 million cancellation fee when E3 moved from LA to Santa Monica last year, which made their ESA membership fee jump from $1 million to $4.5 million.
One of the few remaining E3 holdouts is id Software, as it first confirmed its attendance, but then retracted the statement. According to Gamepolitics, the DOOM developer is no longer a member of ESA, making it the third big company to recently leave. Similar to Vivendi/Activision and LucasArts, id Software gave no specifics as to why it decided to leave, but the word is that current ESA President Michael Gallagher is partly to blame, as is a $5 million cancellation fee when E3 moved from LA to Santa Monica last year, which made their ESA membership fee jump from $1 million to $4.5 million.
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