Microsoft Reveals New Controller and Plans for Pride Month 2022
Microsoft and Xbox have released a new controller option over at the design lab to celebrate pride month 2022. While similar to the one they did last year this one offers a bit more detail allowing you to customize this design that brings together 34 different community flags into one design. It will be available for purchase via the Xbox Design Lab starting June 9 and will be available year-round.
In addition to that they are also doing the following:
· Sharing how Xbox + Microsoft is giving back to the LGBTQIA+ community. In the last year alone, Microsoft has donated over $8M to organizations that support LGBTQIA+ communities. Today, Microsoft and Xbox announced an additional $170,000 donation to multiple LGBQTIA+ organizations, as well as the option for players to donate MS Rewards points to Mermaids, OutRight Action International, and National Center for Transgender Equality
· Announcing that Tell Me Why will be free to download and play for the entire month of June. DONTNOD, the studio behind Tell Me Why will also be donating to Transgender Law Center and Trans Lifeline, two non-profit organizations offering resources and support to trans, non-binary and genderqueer people, as well as hosting livestreams.
· In-game content including a brand-new emblem and nameplate in Halo Infinite as well as rainbow liveries within the Forza franchise
· Pride gear from the Xbox Gear Shop and more!
As a father of children in the LGBQTIA+ community, it’s a nice gesture to see Microsoft doing more than just releasing a theme or something on the shop. I may have to purchase one of these controllers as a gift for sure!