Microsoft has introduced a partnership between Xbox and Calm, a well-liked sleep, meditation, and leisure app, that can carry video game-themed soundscapes to the Calm app for the primary time. Available from right now, Calm Premium customers can entry two new soundscapes primarily based on Sea of Thieves and Halo Infinite which can be utilized as background audio for sleeping, or common leisure.
According to a press release for the collaboration, Calm premium customers can “enjoy the meditative sounds of whirling waves and chattering birds from the ocean expanse of Sea of Thieves and the ambient alien sounds of Zeta Halo from Halo Infinite.”
A Calm Premium subscription usually prices $69.99 per 12 months (or a one-time lifetime membership payment of $399.99), however Microsoft’s Xbox Ultimate subscribers can attempt it for 3 months without spending a dime, and obtain a 50 % low cost on their first yearly subscription (solely out there for brand new Calm subscribers).
The collaboration with Calm is part of Xbox’s push to help the psychological well being of its participant base. According to a latest international survey commissioned by Xbox, 54 % of individuals mentioned they use video video games to alleviate stress. As such, the gaming large can also be highlighting a group of video games out there to play through Xbox Game Pass that “provide an escape from the trials of life,” that features Stardew valley, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Unpacking, Persona 5 Royal, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.
It needs to be famous that the latter two video games on that record have a mature age ranking and have traumatic themes, making them a considerably questionable inclusion for a group primarily based on selling psychological well being. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice options simulated psychosis and a suicide set off warning was supplied for Persona 5 Royal inside the press release written by Ron Brown, Quality of Life Program Manager at 343 Industries. Nevertheless, this assortment of video games is out there to play right now on Xbox, Windows, Mobile, and through the Cloud.