Update, March 5: US game industry trade association ESA have confirmed that they will attend a White House meeting this Thursday.
Last week, it was announced that US President Donald Trump would meet with representatives of the industry to discuss game violence. Shortly after, members of the ESA - the largest trade association for the game industry in the US - said they’d received no invitations, to which the White House responded they’d be sending invites “soon.” Now it seems those invitations have finally gone out.
According to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, ESA members have confirmed they will attend the meeting, set for this Thursday. The organization’s comments echo their statement last week. “Videogames are plainly not the issue: entertainment is distributed and consumed globally, but the US has an exponentially higher level of gun violence than any other nation.”