WASHINGTON – February 4, 2021 – The Entertainment Software Association issued the following statement regarding the passing of ZeniMax Media CEO Robert Altman:

Our hearts are heavy with sadness by the sudden passing of our board chairman and an industry giant, Robert Altman. Robert was a visionary leader who empowered his talented team to create works that not only spoke to generations of fans, but inspired them to come together as communities. His immense legacy and influence within the video game industry, as well as his contributions to the Washington, D.C. community, are only surpassed by his role as a loving husband and caring father. His loss is simply beyond measure. On behalf of the ESA, our member companies and our board of directors, we send our deepest condolences to his wife Lynda, his children Jessica and James, his entire family and his colleagues at ZeniMax Media.

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