Gears 5 developer donates 200 Xbox One X consoles to hospital charity

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What you need to know

  • The Coalition is Microsoft's Gears of War developer.
  • The studio released Gears 5 recently.
  • The team has donated 200 Xbox One X consoles to charity.
  • The consoles will be used in hospitals.

Coronavirus is still spreading in the United States and many other parts of the globe, and demand for many items in hospital has skyrocketed. According to Gamers Outreach, over the last week, they've received direct requests from hospitals asking for "Go Karts." A Go Kart is essentially a portable gaming station that allows children in hospitals to play Xbox One games while admitted.

In order to meet demand, The Coalition — the team behind Gears 5 — donated 200 Xbox One X consoles to Go Kart makers Gamers Outreach. The charity said the following.

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. 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.

It's great that The Coalition donated 200 consoles. Hopefully, others will contribute too and help out people in hospitals as much as they can.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.