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Insomniac Games speaks out on ‘deplorable’ US immigration ban

CEO slams Trump’s executive order as un-American

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Developer Insomniac Games today joined the growing ranks of game developers and tech executives who are speaking against U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order that bars immigrants and travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.

In a YouTube video posted by the Ratchet & Clank and Resistance studio, CEO Ted Price called the order a “deplorable, discriminatory act.”

“We at Insomniac Games stand united in strongly opposing President Trump's immigration ban,” Price said flanked by Insomniac Games employees. “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.”

Price urged likeminded individuals to take action by contacting their elected representatives and supporting opposition campaigns, like the ACLU.

Insomniac Games employs about 200 people in its Burbank, California and Durham, North Carolina studios. The developer is currently working on Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 and new content for virtual reality game The Unspoken.