40 extra sport corporations have joined the World Health Organization (WHO) #PlayApartTogether coronavirus consciousness marketing campaign. And extra the marketing campaign has gained greater than 4.7 billion client media impressions worldwide.

The promotional marketing campaign, organized by the sport business on behalf of the WHO, encourages wholesome bodily distancing by bringing particular occasions, exclusives, actions, rewards, and inspiration to a few of the hottest video games on the earth.

Proud that Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is collaborating within the #PlayApartTogether marketing campaign to share essential well being tips from the @WHO and assist sluggish the unfold of COVID-19. Look out for particular in-game occasions and rewards! pic.twitter.com/QGj3ZZR9nH

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 30, 2020

As I famous final week, this marketing campaign indicators an enormous mainstream second for video games, which have develop into much more in style as persons are remoted of their houses with out the prospect to have interaction in bodily leisure. And it’s additionally a turnaround for the WHO, which final yr branded “gaming disorder” as an sickness that may be clinically handled. That transfer was greeted with dismay by sport corporations, however prompted plenty of dialogue about dependancy.

Games are the proper platform to have interaction world communities and unfold the message to observe protected bodily distancing and play video games responsibly. Activision Blizzard is honored to companion with @WHO to assist this essential initiative. #PlayApartTogether https://t.co/fudIfIaygO pic.twitter.com/JudW74GAcr

— Bobby Kotick (@BobbyKotick) March 28, 2020

40 more game companies join WHO #PlayApartTogether coronavirus awareness campaign

Last week, 18 sport corporations introduced that they had joined the marketing campaign. They included Activision Blizzard, Kabam, Snap Games, Amazon Appstore, Maysalward, Twitch, Big Fish Games, Playtika, Unity, Dirtybit, Pocket Gems, Wooga, Glu Mobile, Riot Games, YouTube Gaming, Jam City, SciPlay, and Zynga.

We’re at an important second in defining outcomes of this pandemic. Games business corporations have a world viewers – we encourage all to #PlayApartTogether. More bodily distancing + different measures will assist to flatten the curve + save lives. https://t.co/QhX0ssN0lH

— Ray Chambers (@RaymondChambers) March 28, 2020

And the subsequent 40 sport corporations and different organizations embody Big Blue Bubble, Bohemia Interactive, Box VR, CCP Games, Drone Racing League, Ezone, East Side Games, FunPlus Games, GamexGames, Gismart, Google Play, HyperX ANZ, ISFE, Koei Tecmo, Mattel, Maximum Games UK, MobilityWare, Modus Games, N3twork, Nexon America, Next Games, Oculus, OnePlus, Playnet, Raid Studios, SCS Software, Sayollo, Sega, Wawa Games, Weird Game, Microsoft (Windows App Store), Women in Games, Total Mayhem Games, TownCrier, Twitch Prime, RGG Studio, Top Eleven, and the Entertainment Software Association.

[Update: 12:29 p.m. 4/5/20: Scopely has also joined].