The actors who bring to life your favorite heroes and villains are considering taking a step back from the mic to re-negotiate their contracts.
SAG-AFTRA, the union representing voice actors for video games is pushing for more regulation and clearer definition in job titles.
Some of the issues in particular are bonus pay for physically demanding roles where an actor may have to scream or yell for an extended period of time, according to the union's negotiation website. They are also looking to have stunt co-ordination and supervision for roles that include CGI motion capture work.
Union members are also asking for a share of profits should a game sell over 2 million copies or downloads.
“It’s where most games start to turn a profit, and it’s where all the union talent is found,” says the union’s website.
Members have until Oct. 5 to make a decision. If the votes in favor to strike reach 75 per cent, all union members will be forced to stop working on video games until a new contractRead More »from Video game voice actors want better compensation