Over the years we have seen the increase in Global Warming and Climate change. Many Organisations are working to help reduce Climate Control. Similarly, the United Nations ( UN ) is one of them, and they joined hands with most of the game companies to carry the message. UN says that a commitment from these 21 companies can help reduce 30 million tonne of CO2 emissions by 2030. “The video games industry has the ability to engage, inspire and captivate the imaginations of billions of people across the world. This makes them a hugely important partner in addressing the climate emergency,” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Major Companies like Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Google Stadia have joined Hands with the United Nations to help reduce Climate change. The Companies announced many ways in which they will contribute to the issue and raise awareness.
Microsoft is progressing to reach its goal of producing Carbon Neutral Xbox Consoles. They are also planning to reduce their supply chain emissions by 30% by 2030. Microsoft will also engage its viewers through their Minecraft program “Build a Better World “ where 20m players can see how a more greener Earth will look like. This is what they had to say in UN “Climate change is impacting each industry and every sector, and we believe technology can play a critical role in enabling and empowering the response to this challenge,” said Phil Spencer, executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft. “Initiatives like our Minecraft Build a Better World Campaign and CarbonNeutral Xbox pilot provide a great opportunity to tap into Microsoft’s technology sustainability and gaming community to make a difference in this key area of our business.”
Sony, on the other hand, is planning to utilize energy-efficient technology, which has a goal to reduce 29 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030. They called it the “low power suspend mode” which will help save huge amounts of energy. CEO and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan said “At PlayStation, we believe games have the power to ignite social change through educating people, evoking emotions, and inspiring hope. We could not be prouder to be part of the Playing for the Planet Alliance and we look forward to seeing what the industry can achieve together.”
Google Stadia will produce a Sustainable Game development Guide. The guide will help developers on how to develop a game with a much greener process.
Ubisoft plans on developing green game themes and source materials from eco-friendly factories. Additionally, Sports Interactive will eliminate 20 tonnes of packaging by focusing on many recyclable materials rather than plastics. This will be applied to all football manager releases.
There are many companies like Creative Mobile, E-Line Media, Google Stadia, Green Man Gaming, iDreamSky, Internet of Elephants, Microsoft, Niantic Inc, Pixelberry, Reliance Games, Rovio, Space Ape, Sports Interactive, Supercell, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Strange Loop, Sybo, Twitch, Ubisoft, and WildWorks who offered many commitments for the issue. This is a very positive step from the companies to help reduce Global Warming and Climate Control. Everyone should be thankful to these companies, however, we ourselves should also help reduce Global warming Afterall its everyone’s Earth.
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