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Ubisoft has announced that in-game events in both Riders Republic and Skull & Bones will be used to highlight real-world environmental issues.

Beginning in late 2022, the first live event will take place in Riders Republic and deal with forest fires.

There will be no warning (to simulate the immediacy of forest fires), the sky will change to an ominous shade of orange, and players will need to team up in order to save endangered sequoia trees from the blaze.

Certain areas of the map will become inaccessible, and you will be able to pinpoint the location of each conflagration by the smoke on the horizon.

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You can read our full thoughts on Riders Republic in our review.

Skull & Bones, meanwhile, will have an event focusing on the consequences of overfishing. While we don't have a firm release date for the long-in-development title, we should hear more soon, and it is rumoured to be released in November.

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[source playing4theplanet.org, via psu.com]