Ubisoft has decided to use its games to help climate change awareness and modify its games accordingly. This decision comes from the UN-led initiative that wants to use the games. ‘The Playing For The Planet’ encourages learning and taking action for the environment. In 2022 Green Game Jam, Ubisoft judged the games based on three interrelated themes, Food, Forest, and Future.
Ubisoft Games Are Now Part of Climate Change Awareness
Ubisoft will first use Skull and Bones and Riders Republic to raise awareness of climate change. According to Ubisoft’s statement, the company will host a short, intense, in-game event in Riders Republic. It will focus on the impact of wildfires and strategies to reduce them. In the event, the sky will be orange, and there will be ‘fire smoke’ fog throughout the entire game due to wildfires. Players will be equipped with a gas mask by default, and part of the map will not be accessible to players due to fire.
On the other hand, Skull and Bones will use in-game activities to challenge the player with environmental concerns, such as how the demand for shark fins impacts the ocean. Gamers will contribute to the conservation of marine wildlife and understand the destructive nature of the shark fin trade.
You will have the option to support the preservation of marine biodiversity and recognize the harm caused by the shark fin trade. Ubisoft says in-game activities will be seasonal live events to promote collaboration. Depending on the overall level of involvement, incentives will be unlocked for everyone participating in community challenges. These decisions will also affect Ubisoft’s AAA titles, such as Assasin’s Creed and Far Cry.
The Playing For The Planet was established in 2019 at the UN Climate Summit to acknowledge that its members collectively reach more than one billion video game players. Bandai Namco, Creative Assembly, Microsoft, Niantic, Sony, and Sega are just a few of the companies that are members.