Ted Price, the CEO and founder of Insomniac Games, brought together an assembly of employees to deliver a message on the company’s stance regarding US President Donald Trump, and his ban on immigrants coming from specific countries. Insomniac Games is mostly known for being the development house for titles including Ratchet and Clank, Sunset Overdrive, and the upcoming PS4 exclusive Spider-Man.
Here’s a transcription of the video.
Hi everybody I’m Ted Price; founder and CEO of Insomniac Games. At Insomniac, we employ people of all national origins and religious faiths – in fact, I’m surrounded by Insomniacs such as Sophie, Leeroy, and Jason, who have joined us from around the world to create unforgettable experiences, and to help make the world a better place through the stories we tell.
They in turn, are surrounded by Insomniacs who strongly support our policy of non-discrimination. Including Insomniacs from our North Carolina office who are joining us from California via video-conferencing. We at Insomniac Games, stand united and strongly oppose President Trump’s immigration ban. There’s no question, that these orders will harm us as a company and many of our team-members.
So we ask, is this the American way? Is discriminating based on religious faith or national origin American? Absolutely not.
This is a deplorable, discriminatory act, that we and many others across the nation believe is patently unconstitutional. We have been, we are, and we will always be a nation of immigrants.
If you agree with us, please do something about it, contact your congresspersons expressing distaste with this executive order.
Furthermore, there are many organizations across the country who are making opposition campaigns that you can support.
So join us by being a force for good, and make your voice heard.
Thank you very much.
Contact your Congressional representative or Senator at http://www.house.gov/ and https://www.senate.gov/. Please research other options including https://www.change.org/ and https://www.aclu.org/ as well.
Venture Beat has compiled different statements that many figures in the gaming industry have made in regard to this issue if you want to read more.