Late last week Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) indicated that seceding from the United States was an option for his state, albeit an unlikely one.
The Guv, rumored to have presidential aspirations of his own, is upset about the economic policies of the Obama administration.
It would appear that Perry, who delivered the keynote at last year’s E3 (that’s him along with ESA boss Mike Gallagher at left), has forgotten what happened the last time secession was attempted in 1861: There was a bit of a disgreement that is commonly known as the Civil War.
But wouldn’t a Texas secession make a great real-time strategy game? Call it Six Days in Austin. Konami could publish it.
From a video game industry perspective, establishing a new, independent nation of Texas would certainly impact publishers’ lobbying group the Entertainment Software Association, which is chartered to represent the interests of video game publishers in the United States.
Canada has its own ESA and there are plenty of game industry firms based in Texas. If the Lone Star state gains independence, perhaps there will be a need for an ESA Texas as well.
Or perhaps Gov. Perry is just going off the deep end.