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SIE donates $25k to ASPCA with Stray tie-in


Recent PlayStation release Stray was an instant hit, and it looks like SIE has decided to donate money to help out some real animals in need. In addition to the donation, PlayStation has invited players to be part of a digital gift, by submitting pet reactions to the game.

Although the donation is a little low for such a juggernaut company, it’s a great gesture nonetheless, and the ASPCA definitely deserves all the donations it can get.

Stray has a smart, touching story with remarkable graphics. But it also boasts a unique understanding of cats, showing a lot of genuine love for them, and animals in general. Not just the appeal, but also the behavior, and that realism really created an immersive adventure.

Aside from the agility and habits, there’s a sincere quirkiness, cleverness, and emotion that can easily go overlooked. Cats don’t always get the best reputation, and there are plenty of real strays dealing with a tough time.

The fact that Stray was able to make a great game first, and still convey its messages in an organic way, is very commendable. That’s the most effective way to get any kind of theme across, and it should have a serious positive impact on players.

Cats also have a habit of locking onto the TV screen, depending on the right activity. So, PlayStation has invited players to engage with their donation. Fans can send in their posts of real pet reactions to the game for a chance to be included in a digital gift.

Those kind of pictures and videos are fun to browse regardless, so hopefully, this will encourage casual gamers to support the ASPCA and help them continue their hard work.

You can read more about Stray and other PlayStation updates or titles by checking out the rest of our news section!

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