Ubisoft ditches printed manuals, goes green

Ubisoft is doing away with printed game manuals.

Starting with Shaun White Skateboarding this winter, the manuals for all of the company’s Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles will be included on the game disc in digital form — an environmental initiative that allows for “easier and more intuitive access to game information” as well as more robust manuals, they say.

And, it saves the trees.

“Ubisoft is often recognized for making great games, but it’s a special privilege to be the industry leader at saving trees,” Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft NA, says. “Eco-friendly initiatives are important to the global community and introducing in-game digital manuals on Xbox 360 and PS3 is just the latest example of Ubisoft’s ongoing commitment to being a more environmentally conscious company.”

In addition, the company’s PC game boxes in North America will soon be the ‘industry’s most environmentally-responsible’. Current cases will be replaced with Technimark’s 100%-recycled polypropylene ones. This month’s Splinter Cell: Conviction will be leading the charge on that one.