The Entertainment Software Association of Canada and our member companies remain committed to supporting our stakeholders as we adapt to the reopening of the economy and consistent social distancing practices in order to curb the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As video game creators and enthusiasts, we believe play is a profound part of the human experience and connects people and communities in important ways. Canadian gamers are using video games to socialize, stay connected, and to relax; we are encouraged by this and heartened by the power of play.

Here are resources, updates and more about how the video game industry is responding.

Global Resources

Reliable, up-to-date information on the current COVID-19 outbreak can be found at:

How to Help

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following public health advice:

  • Practise social distancing.
  • Practise proper hand hygiene.
  • Wear masks or face coverings.

For an in-depth list of measures you can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Prevention and risks.

You can also show your support by:



  • ESRB – for more on video game ratings and resources for parents


In addition to amplifying the #PlayApartTogether initiative to spread key messages from the World Health Organization, ESAC members and the video game industry have responded to COVID-19 in the following ways:

Activision Blizzard

Electronic Arts (EA)



Sony Interactive Entertainment/PlayStation

Square Enix

Take-Two Interactive