Not only has Sony joined the Playing for the Planet initiative, but also some of the biggest names in the gaming industry. This is a concrete commitment made in partnership with the United Nations to reduce the impact of industry on the environment.
Signatory companies include Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft, Google Stadia, Ubisoft, Sports Interactive, Twitch, Niantic, Supercell, Playmob, Rovio, Sybo, Space Ape, Wild Works, Green Man Gaming, Creative Mobile, Reliance Games, iDreamSky, E-Line Media, Strange Loop, Pixelberry and Internet of Elephants.
These companies are estimated to have a catchment area of nearly one billion people, and could potentially reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 30 million tons over the next ten years.
Jim Ryan of Sony, for example, has stated that PlayStation 5 will have an extremely less costly stand-by mode in terms of energy resources than PS4, and if even one million users will use this feature, it will save an amount of energy enough to power 1,000 homes in the United States.
Microsoft has instead committed to reducing emissions in its production chain, by 30% by 2030, while the team of Google Stadia will produce a guide for the sustainable development of video games, as well as funding research in this regard.
Even Ubisoft and Sports Interactive have launched some initiatives, for what seems to be the beginning of a new era, he made more responsible development and environmental awareness.