The gaming companies and community have done a lot to help the world fight the coronavirus pandemic. Bethesda has also decided to contribute to this fight. It has announced that it will donate $1 million to a number of organizations involved with COVID-19 relief efforts.
“Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media and our global family of studios want to do more than keep you entertained and connected through our games during the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads the announcement on the official website.
“With the impact of this health crisis being so great and widespread, we want to help by donating to an array of international and local charities which are directly involved with COVID-19 relief efforts.”
Bethesda reveals how it is planning to divide the donation:
- $500,000 will be given to Direct Relief, a charity which is directly involved in COVID-19 relief efforts, including the critically important work of providing personal protective equipment to health care workers
- $250,000 will go to UNICEF, which partners with front-line responders around the world to keep children and their families safe and protected
-$250,000 will be donated to local COVID-19 relief efforts within the communities where we work and live. These recipients will be chosen by our individual studios and international offices. This way we can support worthy charities fighting COVID-19 in our local communities across the world
So, Bethesda joins a pretty long list of gaming companies that have decided to do something in order to help the world deal with the pandemic.