Pride month 2022 has begun and gaming companies around the world have already decided to support their LGBTQIA+ communities to varying degrees. In the case of Microsoft and Xboxspecifically, the company already has a number of promotions and celebrations underway, and some of these will also be reflected in its most popular games.
Specifically, two major Xbox franchises will commemorate Pride Month 2022 with a selection of thematically appropriate cosmetics: Forza and Halo. This should allow participating players themselves to show their support for LGBTQIA+ members of the community, and, in the case of Forza games, upgrade players’ garages with a new exotic vehicle.
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Introduced alongside the new Xbox controller and the free Pride Month game, the new set of LGBTQIA+ cosmetics will automatically be awarded to all players who log into games for which said cosmetics are made available. In the case of the 343 Industries “Unity” emblem and nameplate, this means connecting to Infinite Halo. Racing fans, meanwhile, will be able to access the unique Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster by Forza Horizon 4, Forza Horizon 5and Forza Motorsport 7.
What makes these cosmetics particularly noteworthy is that they will be readily available to all players who wish to claim them during the month of June, which is not the case with all Pride Month items. Xbox 2022. Namely, the limited-edition Xbox Pride Month controller will not be on sale and instead will be bundled exclusively to select influencers around the world.
Of course, it should also be pointed out that both Infinite Halo and the Forza games are going out of their way to celebrate similar events with limited-edition car vinyl wraps, nameplates, emblems, and more. In fact, it’s a great way for players to stock up on some of the coolest cars in the game. Forza Skyline 5. At the same time, these cars cannot be permanently redesigned, as they will revert to their unique skin after players attempt to customize them.
Pride Month 2022 is just getting started, and players interested in supporting the global LGBTQIA+ community should have plenty of in-game options to do so, with Forza and Halo leading the pack on Xbox. Over the past year, a number of streamers have been candidly discussing their LGBTQ identity, and similar content is bound to hit the internet in the days and weeks to come.