Xbox is celebrating Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Xbox announced its plans on celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a series of initiatives meant to bring light to the culture and contributions of the AAPI community. Xbox has also set up a donation match programmed alongside, that includes a bunch of AAPI games and movies on the Xbox and Microsoft stores, also adding a weekly showcase of games featuring AAPI creators to the Xbox Community Game Club also promoting the streamers from the community on both Twitch and Xbox Ambassadors community.
We all have a part to play in ending Asian hate.
— Xbox (@Xbox) May 3, 2021
This will be the first time that Xbox celebrates the AAPI Heritage Month, that’s something Xbox also addressed in a statement. Microsoft Xbox said that this is all a gesture and an effort to support and celebrate the community during this whole period of “frightening and reprehensible” attacks and “COVID-19-related hate crimes against members of the AAPI community.”
Over on Xbox’s Official Twitch Channel, a schedule has been put out that highlights the AAPI developers, content creators and streamers.
Here’s the mentioned schedule on the Xbox’s Twitch.
- Week of May 3 – AAPI Community Appreciation Week, “Let’s play and watch games with the AAPI community at the forefront”
- Week of May 10 – AAPI Community Takeover Week, “Meet new & familiar faces in the AAPI gaming community”
- Week of May 24 – AAPI Community Appreciation Week, “Let’s play and watch games with the AAPI community at the forefront”
Along with all of these, the creators and players will also be showcased on the Xbox Community Game Club and Xbox Ambassadors Community. Xbox has featured various games developed by AAPI Individuals. While they also had a conversation and asked their opinions on various topics such as “how games with diverse representation have impacted them” and about “their stories about being a member of a gaming community.”