Major gaming companies join the UN’s climate fight

Major gaming companies join the UN’s climate fight

27th September 2019 0 By Jordan Heal

Video games companies across the globe are coming together to unite under one cause with the United Nations in a bid to make gaming more environmentally friendly.

The United Nations Environment Programme has announced a new ‘Playing for the Planet Alliance,’ which it announced on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly gathering earlier this week.

The programme has received backing from various behemoths of the gaming world. These include the companies behind PlayStation, Xbox, Angry Birds, Minecraft and Twitch.

The companies made a pledge to the UN earlier this week in a bid to fight the ongoing issue of climate change by making promises promises to plant trees, reduce plastic packaging and make devices more energy efficient.

Some of the firms will also be implementing environmental themes into the  games they develop.

Rovio Entertainment – developers of the massively-popular Angry Birds series – will be offsetting carbon emissions generated by players charging electronic devices.

Sony Interactive Entertainment will be decking out the next PlayStation system with a low-power, suspend-play mode to help keep the PS5 as power friendly as possible.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has plans to launch a pilot program which will see it make 825,000 carbon neutral Xbox consoles.

Ubisoft, on the other hand, will be developing in-game green themes and will be sourcing materials from eco-friendly factories.

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