Ubisoft plans to hold in-game events in two of its games — skull bones and Rider’s Republic — to highlight environmental issues. Riders Republic players will one day log in and find themselves in the middle of a forest fire. Skull & Bones may not have been released yet, but when it does it will attempt to clarify the reality of overfishing.
Skull & Bones and Riders Republic promote the environment
As players in Skull & Bones venture out to explore and scavenge, they must gather resources to survive, but gathering too much can have a real impact on stocks. In a seasonal live event, Ubisoft aims to address the problem of resource exploitation and what happens when demand for shark fins leads to overfishing of sharks. There will be community challenges that players must complete to raise awareness for marine wildlife conservation, and completing these challenges will unlock rewards for all players, regardless of how many times they have participated.
Meanwhile, players who log into Riders Republic at a random time in the future may find part of the forest on fire, Ubisoft told Axios. Players will not receive any advance notice of the “short and intense live event” currently called Phoenix. The sky has turned orange and all players are wearing gas masks. Parts of the map will be inaccessible because they are too dangerous. However, players can reduce the spread of the fire by participating in a variety of in-game activities. The aim of the event is to “shock players about the effects of uncontrolled fires”.
In other gaming news, Ubisoft is shutting down the servers for several of their older titles, including Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry games. Elsewhere, Bungie and Netease are reportedly developing a Destiny FPS mobile game.
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