The developer of Football Manager Sports Interactive is letting mental health charities from around the world advertise in-game for free.
The news was revealed by the studio head Miles Jacobson OBE (pictured) on Twitter (below), with the developer saying that it wanted to assist organisations which were helping those with poor mental health during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The viral outbreak has seen countries around the world encouraging or flat-out telling their citizens to stay indoors in order to help halt or slow the spread of the pandemic. As a result, many people are having a hard time with depression and other mental illnesses.
Sports Interactive previously has teamed up with British health service the NHS to raise awareness of mental health issues back in 2018. The company has also made all of its packaging for Football Manager 2020 recyclable before publisher Sega Europe decided to introduce this for all of its products.
We will be offering free advertising in @FootballManager for mental health charities in different countries who are helping people during the Covid-19 crisis.— Miles Jacobson (@milesSI) March 23, 2020
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