UN and Sony PlayStation team up with new virtual experience to raise gamers’ awareness of climate change
Nairobi, 29 June 2020 – The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Sony PlayStation have teamed up to create an immersive virtual reality experience designed to increase global awareness about what a climate change-friendly lifestyle looks like.
Explore with us through an immersive virtual reality video how our daily choices can feed or fight climate change.
What we eat, how we get around, our energy use at home and the stuff we buy – it all links us to climate change. Your carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases released to the atmosphere as a result of your consumption choices. In this video, you will confront your carbon footprint in real size. You will also experience sea level rise, smog, and wildfires – some of the impacts we are responsible for. But you will also discover how easy – and delicious – it is to live a climate friendly lifestyle.
This video is optimised for viewing with virtual reality headsets, computer monitors or tablets. The video also contains ambisonic 360° surround sound, which means that sounds feel like they have a specific location around you. This feature only works with headphones.
Developed by the United Nations Environment Programme
The video game industry is poised to roll up its sleeves and do more for the planet. In August 2020, some of the biggest names in mobile gaming unveiled a series of environmentally themed missions and messages that will be integrated into popular titles, such as Angry Birds 2, Golf Clash and Subway Surfers. The additions will encourage players to do things like combat climate change or protect endangered wolves.
Video gaming companies are all set to introduce new environmental activations with UNEP in the first ever Green Mobile Game Jam. Read how studios are planning to educate and engage people on green issues, and inspire them to help save the planet through in-game activations.
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