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Playstation 5 Will Be More Environmentally Friendly

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s President & CEO, Jim Ryan, has vowed to make their next Playstation – the 5 – more environmentally friendly. Image Source: Bang Showbiz  The gaming company have joined forces with other leaders in the gaming industry to take part in the Playing for the Planet alliance. Jim Ryan, President & CEO of […]

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Sony Interactive Entertainment’s President & CEO, Jim Ryan, has vowed to make their next Playstation – the 5 – more environmentally friendly.

Image Source: Bang Showbiz 

The gaming company have joined forces with other leaders in the gaming industry to take part in the Playing for the Planet alliance.

Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, wrote in a blog post:

“At the UN Climate Summit, I will join leaders in the gaming industry to make formal commitments to contribute to the efforts of the UN Environment committee through a new partnership, the Playing for the Planet alliance …

“I am also very pleased to announce the next generation PlayStation console will include the possibility to suspend gameplay with much lower power consumption than PS4 (which we estimate can be achieved at around 0.5 W). If just one million users enable this feature, it would save equivalent to the average electricity use of 1,000 US homes.”

The company will also complete a carbon footprint assessment of their gaming services.

Ryan added:

“From an operations point of view, we will complete a carbon footprint assessment of our gaming services and will report the energy efficiency measures we employ at our data centres. We are committed to informing consumers of energy efficient console set-up and use. Our commitments are not only related to hardware and operations, we are also keen to help inform people interested in sustainability goals. We have committed to working with the industry and climate experts to develop reference information for use by game developers that wish to include sustainability themes in games. In addition, we will investigate potential PS VR applications that can raise awareness of climate issues and climate experts.

“The gaming community is diverse and growing at a fast pace. There is an undeniable opportunity for leaders in the games industry to take a stand and support the UN Environment team by communicating the importance of preserving natural resources for generations to come. At PlayStation, we believe games have the power to ignite social change through educating people, evoking emotions, and inspiring hope. We could not be more proud to be part of the Playing for the Planet Alliance and the commitments announced. We look forward to seeing what the industry can achieve together.”