EA Sports scraps paper manuals

NBA Jam will be the last EA Sports title to include a printed instruction manual in the box.

The move is effective as of March 1st, spokesperson Rob Semsey confirmed to Kotaku, with Fight Night Champion being the first title to ship sans-paper.

The publisher cites environmental causes for the decision, though of course the reduction of costs will be a welcome additional benefit.

Publisher Ubisoft pioneered the idea back in April of last year, with North American president Laurent Detoc saying: Ubisoft is often recognised for making great games, but it’s a special privilege to be the industry leader at saving trees.

Eco-friendly initiatives are important to the global community and introducing in-game digital manuals on Xbox 360 and PS3 is just the latest example of Ubisoft’s ongoing commitment to being a more environmentally conscious company.”

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