Hiding in plain sight on Commerce Street in Britomart, a popular bus shelter has returned to nature.
PlayStation New Zealand is bringing a taste of Horizon Forbidden West to the Auckland CBD. Partnering with renowned Kiwi artist FLOX, they challenged them to reimagine the concept of the games’ post-apocalyptic far future. Real plants grow lush over two major panels within, while its benches are wrapped in FLOX’s signature pattern.
“I want vistors to feel like they’ve entered the world of Horizon”
FLOX says; “To bring this to life, I’ve designed a jungle-themed space that incorporates the lush greenery of real-life plants with the post-apocalyptic feel of the Forbidden West”.
It also incorporates a special way for passersby to plant a native tree.
Encouraging the regeneration of Aotearoa’s native forests, PlayStation are supporting Forest & Bird New Zealand. Committed to planting 500 trees already, the hope is fans will help to plant an additional 500. They can do this by taking a picture of Horizon Forbidden West advertising spotted anywhere in NZ, then sharing it to Instagram as a post or story while tagging @PlayStationNZ.
This commitment forms part of a wider pledge by PlayStation to support Play4Forest, a UN Environment Programme initiative. Asking fans to play their part to help protect forests, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of our forests for our environment and health.