Gears 5 developer The Coalition has announced it has donated 200 Xbox One X consoles to hospitals through Gamers Outreach. The organisation will pair the consoles with Go Karts, making the Xbox One X console portable and able to be used in various locations in a hospital.
“In many children’s hospitals, almost all patients are now restricted to their rooms due to COVID-19. With limitation of visitors and restrictions on patient activity, hospitals are in need more than ever of the consoles and equipment we provide. Staff are looking for ways to help kids stay active, and gaming has a big role to play,” Gamers Outreach said in a statement.
“Today, we’re proud to share news The Coalition has made a massive donation in support of Gamers Outreach programs – contributing 200 Xbox One X consoles to our inventory of supplies. These consoles will be equipped to outbound Go Karts in support of providing hospitalized kids with access to play… Each unit is equipped with a gaming console, monitor, controllers, and an assortment of games.
“Thanks to Go Karts, healthcare workers can easily manage and provide games to kids who have limited activity options… In addition to the donation of consoles, The Coalition has created a custom Gears of War skin, ‘Johnny COG Gear,’ to help raise money in support of Gamers Outreach programs… If you’re a Gears of War fan, you can purchase Johnny COG Gear in-game now… These 200 consoles will exist in hospitals long into the future, and could help facilitate as many as 580,000 play sessions for kids each year.”