Bankrupt game publisher Midway has apparently left the membership ranks of the Entertainment Software Association. The Washington, D.C.-based ESA represents the interests of U.S. game publishers.
GamePolitics notes that Midway, which filed for bankruptcy last week, has been removed from the list of member companies on the ESA’s website. Such removal has preceded the ESA’s official acknowledegment of memco departures in several recent cases.
The move probably speaks more to Midway’s desperate financial straits than anything else. With Midway’s exit, the ranks of the ESA have dropped to 20. At the beginning of 2008, 28 companies belonged to the organization.
We have asked the ESA for confirmation.