Sony is working with the Arbor Day Foundation to make a particularly meaningful program for the game Horizon Forbidden West.
Horizon Forbidden West is coming out in just a few days and gamers are definitely excited for all the sizzling reviews of the game that have recently come out. While those reviews alone are enough to give gamers a reason to buy the game as soon as it’s released, Sony has delivered another meaningful event for environmentally conscious gamers. .
Announced via the PlayStation website and a teaser trailer on YouTube, Sony has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to work on three reforestation projects across the United States. However, to do this will require the help of gamers to contribute by playing the game Horizon Forbidden West and achieve a specific achievement.
For each player who unlocks the “Reaching the Daunt” achievement, Sony will plant a tree in the Douglas County Forest in Wisconsin, Sheep Fire Private Lands in Lassen County, California, where a devastating fire in 2020 burned nearly 30,000. acres of land and forest, and Torreya State Park in Liberty County, Florida. The plan is that the program will be implemented until all three projects are completed with an estimated requirement to plant 288,000 trees or until March 25.
Since Horizon Forbidden West releases on February 18th, players only have a month to meet the 288,000 tree maximum and that’s a lot, but Sony seems to be extremely confident that the game play will be successful in terms of sales. Aside from rave reviews, it’s also the long-awaited sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, a title popular enough to ship 7.6 million copies in its first year of release. Sony and developer Guerrilla Games recently revealed that as of November 2021 they have sold over 20 million copies of the game on PlayStation 4 and PC.
Sony has yet to explain how players get the “Reaching the Daunt” achievement, possibly to prevent spoilers. However, according to Push Square, this achievement will be extremely easy to unlock as it is part of the main storyline and can be obtained after about 90 minutes of gameplay. Since there will be plenty of players unlocking this achievement anyway, even without knowing anything about the program, Sony has essentially made its goal of planting 288,000 trees possible. a lot of.
As for why Sony is doing this, besides charity, it’s also because the inspiration for the game’s journey is about saving the environment. A mysterious plague is infecting the land where Aloy lives, so Aloy will have to set out for Forbidden West to find the source and hopefully stop the plague. Gamers who play the game will also join that journey and become environmental contributors when the game launches.
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