Today Ubisoft announced that with the shipment of Shaun White Skateboarding this holiday 2010, they will no longer be including the standard paper instruction manuals. Instead they will be focusing on more Eco-Friendly ways to distribute their content with in-game digital manuals. Ubisoft is hoping that this will also provide the person a more convenient and intuitive method for accessing game information as well as a more robust set of instructions.
Ubisoft internal data shows that producing one ton of paper used in Ubisoft's game manuals consumes an average of two tons of wood from 13 trees, with a net energy of 28 million BTU's (equivalent to average heating and energy for one home/year), greenhouse gases equivalent of over 6,000 lbs of CO2, and waste water of almost 15,000 gallons.
It's pretty cool that Ubisoft is making a conscious effort to go green with its new video game packaging, commented Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White. I'm excited for my new skateboarding game to come out and stoked that it will be the very first Ubisoft game to be part of their green packaging initiatives.
In addition Ubisoft has partnered with Technimark, Inc. to release the entertainment industry's most environmentally-responsible DVD case for all of its future PC titles in North America. The 100 percent-recycled polypropylene 'ecoTech' DVD case will make its debut with Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction PC video game on April 27, 2010.
To get a better understainding of what Ubisoft and its partners are trying to do and even more ideas to help save the enviorment, head on over to their Pree Release page. xboxresource.com/viewurl.php...