The threat of a strike looms ever nearer.
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Word came in late in the day on September 28 that scheduled talks between SAG-AFTRA and members of the video game industry have come to an end. Unfortunately, those talks led nowhere as no new deal or terms were agreed upon by both parties.

The studios in discussions with SAG-AFTRA include: Activision, Blindlight, Disney Character Voices, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Formosa Interactive, Insomniac Games, Take 2 Productions, VoiceWorks Productions, and WB Games.

SAG-AFTRA issued a very brief statement confirming that these talks did not result in a deal.

SAG-AFTRA and video game employers concluded scheduled negotiations for the Interactive Media Agreement. No deal was reached and the current agreement will remain in effect while the parties make final efforts to reach a deal.
This failure to come to an agreement does not mean that a strike is happening, at least not yet. SAG-AFTRA did vote to approve strike authorization for video game performers earlier this week, which means that a strike could happen should further talks fall through. The union is is looking to get wages increased that account for inflation, more rest periods for on-camera performers, medics on set when stunt work is performed, protection against use of AI voice acting, and more.