This year, Microsoft is celebrating Black History Month with a series of presentations about Black creators. The month-long celebration features donations, educational programs, and more
Microsoft is highlighting various games and media run by the Black Community at Microsoft, focusing on black characters and experiences. The games collection on the Microsoft Store has games like The Sims 4 and Apex Legendsas well as other prominent indies such as After the party and Dandara.
Microsoft Store also has a movie and TV collection, incl Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Black Panther. Microsoft says users will be able to specifically search their store to find options from Black community members starting March 1.
All Decline 2 players will receive a free in-game t-shirt designed by artist Ty Ferrell inspired by NAACP’s “We Are Done Dying” campaign. The physical version of the shirt will be available on Xbox Gear Shop from Monday, February 8 through Monday, March 1. Halo: The Master Chief Collection players will receive a free Black History Month nameplate to log in in February. Microsoft will give four lessons to Minecraft: Education Edition, revolves around topics such as US Civil Rights and Negro Life Issues movements.
Xbox Twitch will air Black History Month-themed content throughout February, covering live streamers and Black developer highlights. Microsoft will also collect and highlight the above collection of stories from the Black and African ambassadors Blog.
Finally, the Xbox Community Games Club marks Black and African creators’ games this month, as well as games featuring Black and African voice actors. Microsoft encourages players to use groups to discuss the game and the importance of representation in gaming.
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