Microsoft has announced a carbon neutral Xbox initiative for its next generation Xbox Scarlett.

Alongside its competitors like Sony, Ubisoft, Google Stadia and more, Microsoft has joined a new United Nations initiative called Playing for the Planet.

Microsoft’s first promise in the Playing for the Planet Alliance is to make 825,000 carbon neutral Xboxes. These will be the first consoles ever to be carbon neutral.

“Some of the biggest names in the video games industry, with a combined audience of 970 million players, have today formally committed to harness the power of their platforms to take action in response to the climate crisis,” the United Nations have said.

“Combined, these commitments from 21 companies will result in a 30 million tonne reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030, will see millions of trees planted, new “green nudges” in game design and improvements to energy management, packaging, and device recycling.”

Microsoft competitor Sony has also announced their own eco-friendly initiative. While the Japanese company may not be targeting carbon manufacturing, Sony will instead focus on power consumption.

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