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Microsoft wants to make future Xbox consoles carbon neutral

With Sony signing up for the Playing for the Planet Alliance, MS has confirmed its own green credentials.

Yesterday we reported that Sony has vowed to lower the carbon footprint from Playstation 5, but it turns out that they aren't the only console maker that is doing work to reduce emissions.

In a long post over on the official Microsoft Blog, a company spokesperson writes that "this year's United Nation's Climate Summit has a refreshing air of sober reality" and they have several ways to reach carbon reduction. This, of course, involves all parts of Microsoft, including the Xbox division. And here's what they have to say about their consoles:

"Going from carbon neutral operations to carbon neutral products: Microsoft's business operations have operated carbon neutral since 2012. Today we are beginning the journey of extending that to our products and devices with a pilot to make 825,000 Xbox consoles carbon neutral. These are the first gaming consoles to be carbon neutral. While just a pilot, we're already looking at what we can do to further reduce and neutralize carbon across devices in the future."

Hopefully, this means that we can buy consoles in a not too distant future without contributing to the increase of global warming. Great work Microsoft and Sony - this is the type of console war we totally can get behind.

Microsoft wants to make future Xbox consoles carbon neutral

Thanks, Engadget.

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