June is Pride Month, a celebration for the LGBTQIA+ community and people around the world. Like many other companies, video game studios are celebrating with loads of deals, donations, and free digital content for players to join. Here’s a collection of what video game companies are doing to celebrate Pride Month.
Microsoft celebrates Pride
Microsoft is rolling out some freebies for some of its biggest games. Forza Rainbow 2021 car color for Ford Focus RS 2017 is available in Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7. In Halo: Master Chief Collection, players can customize their profile with the new Unity nameplate. Gears of War 5 Players can now earn Pixel Heart Banners through the MS Rewards Punch Card.
In addition to in-game content, Microsoft is donating $150,000 to LGBTQIA+ nonprofits as well as corresponding donations to several nonprofits when Microsoft Rewards members donate via Xbox. For a complete list, see Microsoft Place.
Tell Me Why is free on Xbox and PC
Dontnod, developer of Life is strange, is allowing anyone to play Let me know why for free through Xbox Marketplace and via Steam. Let me know why follows the story of Tyler and Alyson, twins from Alaska, and their childhood life and how each of them perceives it. Dontnod says that Tyler is the first playable transgender from a major game studio.
Celebrate Pride With You – Riot Games
Riot Games is celebrating pride month for all of its games this month. The Poros Rainbow icon is available in every Riot game this month. The trails that protect the rainbow house come back League of Legends as Wild rift. Ellie the Elephant, a new guardian, is available in Legend of Runeterra and new victory animations for TFT. In addition to the in-game content, Riot Games will sell Pride Month merchandise with 100% of the net profit going to It gets better project.
Queer Games Bundle 2021 on Itch.io
Itch.io has a new Query Game Bundle this year with 200 games included. All these games are created by exotic developers and artists. You can buy this bundle for $60 or for the optional paid slide model. With this plan, every purchase is divided equally among all participating developers. If you’d like to purchase this bundle, it’s available starting June 1st through June 31st.