Just about every commercial industry in the market today is making the shift towards environmentally friendly practices. This can be seen very clearly in the auto industry as many automakers make the shift towards fully electric or hybrid vehicles. In the video gaming industry, it seems that EA Sports will be taking a similar route announcing today that they will no longer be printing paper manuals instead including digital manuals on the actual games themselves.
According to EA, this is in a move to make their game production greener and save money in the long run. Printing all of those manuals and then stuffing them into the boxes can’t be cheap so we’re going to assume that this will be a major cost cutting maneuver for the company.
However, it may come as a bad thing to some consumers who enjoy looking at the printed imagery in some of these games. You win some, you lose some, right?