Last week, GamePolitics first began to suspect that Activision and Vivendi might have left the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) after noticing that the game publishing giants were no longer listed on the member section of the ESA website.
Today there is another major company missing from that list: LucasArts
We’ve got messages out to several LucasArts contacts in an attempt to confirm. An ESA representative promised us he would "look into that."
So, we’ll call this one officially a rumor… for now.
But if true, the exit of LucasArts immediately on the heels of Activision and Vivendi could signal that the ESA, founded in 1994 to represent the interests of US video game publishers, is rapidly taking on water.