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This is how Microsoft wants to save the environment through gaming by 2030

the climate change and the environment affect everyone. But especially those who emission masses expel – that also counts Microsoft. The company has already committed to the goal in 2020 be carbon negative, water positive and zero waste by 2030 become.

In the course of this publication microsoft president brad smith now one sustainability report for the last two years and desired goals by 2030. Also posted about this Dave McCarthy, Vice President of businessto Game Specific Report on Xbox Wire.

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Concessions and Transparency

Microsoft seems to be the responsibilityaffiliated with manufacturing and services company in relationship with the environment they go hand in hand with being fully aware. at sustainability report Smith admits that the general emissions of the company during the last year uploaded maybe.

He probably in the pandemic attributable increased sales figures of Microsoft devices, especially the Xbox, and the resurrected Cloud Usage Demand have one 20% business growth made in the last year. are connected to it Microsoft’s global data centers expanded which, among other things, increased emissions.

MicrosoftMicrosoft sales are increasing, but mostly thanks to the Azure cloud platform

With the data collected, Microsoft would like to focus on the emission reduction focus. start with that Supplier emission reports, buying carbon capturedown a Carbon emission limit and a Carbon fee increase. All this must be incentive for more aggressive action serve to reduce total emissions.

Xbox and gaming sustainability improvements

What directly affects us are, of course, Microsoft products and what is changing in them. The basic objective is the development of 100% recyclable Xbox products and accessories be. But what has changed in the last two years?

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  • the Power saving mode on Xbox it now runs 20 times more efficient like standby
  • updates now I can Power saving mode be downloaded
  • Power saving mode can be used as default option be selected during initial device setup
  • used ones materials on Xbox Series S and the controllers have passed PCR Resins (Post-Consumer Recycled) substituted
  • the cloud data centers are more and more with renewable energy provided
  • the xbox server are based on the same low power hardware like the consoles
  • conversion of Plastic cards on cardboard with Xbox gift vouchers

Waste-free work in all business areas there is a goal that still needs to be reached. However, Microsoft is probably on the right track here, because recently the Xbox Series X/S consoles as 97% recyclable been classified.

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The game should also deal with the topic of environmental protection:

“As a major publisher and developer, we want to empower future game designers to create game content and stories around these topics to raise awareness.”, McCarthy writes in his report.

eight years stay with the giant corporation to implement these ambitious goals. Until then, we’ll have more Progress Updates promised on this trip.