Xbox Announces Extensive Plans for Pride 2021

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Microsoft announced a number of Xbox Pride 2021 collaborations and initiatives, including partnerships with influencers, merch, and crossovers in games such as Halo.

The Xbox Pride celebrations last all through June and beyond and even include at least one free game.


All three Tell Me Why episodes will be free for the entirety of June, for example, and Xbox is also adding a new line of Pride Gear to its online store.

Finally, expect to see some Pride-themed items and events in Gears, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Forza Horizon 4.

Here’s everything planned for the Xbox Pride event.

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Halo Pride 2021 Event

Anyone who logs into the Master Chief Collection starting June 1 will receive the Halo Unity nameplate.

Forza Pride 2021 Event

Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 will both feature the first Forza Pride livery, available for the Ford Focus RS. It's free and will be delivered automatically the next time you log in.


Gears Pride 2021 Event

The Gears 5 event is a bit different.

Complete Gears 5 tasks to fill out a Microsoft Rewards punch card, and you'll get the Pixelated Heart banner for Gears 5 multiplayer.

It's part of Microsoft's wider reward points program where points earned equal donations made to organizations such as The Trevor Project.


Xbox Pride Controller

Certain influencers will get a new Xbox Pride-themed controller, and while it's not clear if these will eventually be available for everyone to buy, there is a Surface skin featuring that design as well.

Xbox Pride Gear

Xbox debuted a new line of Pride-themed clothing and accessories in the Microsoft Gear Store, including shirts, bags, and more.


Finally, and less games-related, the software giant announced it will be donating $150,000 to several LGBTQIA+ non-profit organizations.

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[Source: Xbox Wire]