Bethesda donates a total of $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts


While Bethesda, ZeniMax Media, and its other games studios are all about making games to keep people entertained and safe at home, the company wants to do more. To that end, the studio has announced that it will be making three different charitable donations totaling $1 million — $500k to Direct Relief, $250k to UNICEF, and $250k in total to local relief charities where Bethsoft studios and international offices are housed.

The announcement further touted its #BethesdaAtHome campaign, pointing towards upcoming streams from home offices and opportunities for fans to help support the charities that Bethesda is donating to. Interested players are invited to keep eyes on Bethesda’s webpage, the company’s social channels, or its Twitch channel for stream timing.

This charitable donation is another in a long list of philanthropic moves from a variety of game dev studios and companies, including Sony and Sandbox Interactive, Riot Games, and Ubisoft. However, one op-ed writer argues that many of these companies could do more, citing the billions in revenue that some of the bigger studios rake in.


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