At Xbox, from game development to hardware design, the representation and diversity of our teams have a positive impact on the way we create and bring to life the products that make games possible and accessible to all. As a community, we believe that our commitment to inclusion is related to our roots. Where we come from and how our families and communities have contributed to our growth is reflected in our work, and we bring that lasting commitment with us wherever we go, with everything we do. What unites our culture is our sense of belonging that spans the diverse regions and languages that we all come from: Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and more. We are united in what we share and strengthened by how our unique contributions can impact the world around us.
Growing up as enthusiastic consumers of US pop culture, media, and content, it has been very gratifying to see more Hispanic and Latino creators being recognized for their work and seeing greater representation in media, film, television, and , of course, games. An example is the upcoming Xbox Game Studios Forza Horizon 5, which authentically creates a vibrant and diverse Mexico that celebrates the culture, beauty and geography of the region.
Members of the Hispanic and Latino community are becoming a stronger part of the technology industry and we are increasingly able to tell our own personal stories through our work. We want to encourage future generations to pursue careers in the gaming industry and continue this meaningful journey of authentic storytelling and creation.
By honoring Hispanic Heritage Month on Xbox, we look forward to showcasing our unique voices and our relentless pursuit of inclusion, representation, and community. Here are some ways Xbox is celebrating and how you can get involved and make an impact.
Microsoft rewards on Xbox
Microsoft Rewards members in the United States can earn points for donations in support of Latinx in games, a nonprofit organization that connects Latinos in the gaming industry, promotes cultural appreciation and representation in games / gaming-related content, and provides a platform for the Hispanic and Latino community to rise above each other and elevate herself. Rewards members can also choose to contribute their points to WATCH OUT, an organization that works around the world to save lives, overcome poverty and achieve social justice in 100 countries, including Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of its humanitarian work in the region, CARE is currently responding to the devastating aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti with cash support, food, temporary shelter and other services.
Xbox players can earn Microsoft Rewards points in a number of ways, such as playing or purchasing games after downloading the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox. Earn points and exchange them for real rewards. Join today and donate via Xbox.
Discover games, movies and television selected by Hispanic and Latino communities at Microsoft
Throughout September and beyond, we highlight games, movies, and television shows selected by the Hispanic and Latino communities at Microsoft that focus on Hispanic and Latino creators, experiences, stars, and more.
Take a look at some highlights of the complete collection of games presenting games made in latin america, games with audio, interface and subtitles translated into Spanish and Portuguese, protagonists, playable characters, and games inspired by Hispanic and Latino places and culture.
Forza Horizon 5 (available to pre-order now) – Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with fun and unlimited driving action in hundreds of the best cars in the world. Released November 9, 2021 for Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC on Windows and Steam, and Xbox Game Pass, which includes console, PC and Cloud Gaming (Beta). And available on November 5, 2021 through the Forza Horizon 5 Early access to the Premium Edition.
Crystals – Crystals It was developed by the Colombian development studio Dreams Uncorporated. Crystals brings to life an enchanting fantasy world inspired by the cities and culture of Colombia. See the past, act in the present, and watch your choices dynamically change the future, all on one screen as you play!
Gears Tactics – Play as the defiant soldier Gabriel Díaz (the father of the beloved Gears 5 protagonist, Kait Diaz), in this fast-paced turn-based strategy game. Players can enjoy this title with audio, interface and subtitles translated into Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Retro machina – Retro machina follow the adventures of a little robot who seeks to recover the past in a vast world. This game also won the “Best Game of Brazil ”at the Independent Games Festival of Brazil.
Forager – This Argentine sandbox exploration game includes puzzles, crafting, fighting, and resource management, all in an adorable 2D world.
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break – Developed by ACE Team in Chile, it is a competitive tower defense and arcade action game with quirky Monty Python-style humor!
“Dora and the lost city of gold” – This film features a talented Latino cast and follows Dora’s quest through Peru to save her parents while exploring the history of the Inca civilization.
“Pose” – MJ Rodríguez plays one of the main characters in this Golden Globe-nominated drama and his Afro-Latino identity is also reflected in the show. Following on from the iconic mothers of New York’s house of dance culture, this show also features the largest recurring cast of LGBTQIA + and trans actors for a scripted series.
“La Llorona”–Written and directed by Guatemalan Jayro Bustamante, La Llorona draws on Latin American folklore and explores powerful themes relevant to indigenous culture.
“Book of life” – A colorful tribute to Mexican culture, this beautiful animated family film follows a love triangle through the trials and tribulations of going against family expectations, unrequited love, and even returning from the realms of the dead.
See collections in the Microsoft Store on Xbox and the Microsoft Store on Windows in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain and the United States. Visitors to the Xbox and Windows stores can find selections from the Hispanic and Latino community at any time by searching for “Hispanic,” “Latinx,” and related terms. Content is subject to availability by country.
Forza Franchise Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
The Forza team joins Xbox to celebrate the rich cultural history of the Hispanic and Latino communities.
Join us using #ForzaHHM to share your Hispanic and Latino heritage inspired livery designs. We will feature our favorites in-game (both @ForzaMotorsport 7 and @ForzaHorizon 4 are eligible), and featured designers will receive in-game credit rewards. Registration closes on September 29 at 11:59 pm PDT.
Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories
In the Xbox Ambassadors community, we are dedicated to sharing and amplifying the voices of the community. Therefore, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are highlighting stories about the representation in games of Xbox Ambassadors who are of Hispanic and Latino descent. Here are their stories.
The Xbox Plays team will continue to integrate cultural moments into our content in September and October celebrating all the communities represented during Hispanic Heritage Month. We will introduce connected games to these communities and invite leading content creators and live streamers to our channels.
Each week will feature a different theme:
1S t week – Hispanic / Latino Game Makers
2North Dakota & 3rd week – Hispanic / Latino Community Takeover
4th week – Hispanic / Latino Protagonists
5th week – Hispanic / Latino Characters
Join the fun at https://www.twitch.tv/Xbox!
Celebrate with Xbox Avatars Hispanic Heritage Gear
Xbox Avatars Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with New Collections! Show your support with these free festive t-shirts, hoodies and more! Get your Free Hispanic Heritage Avatars kit now.
Xbox Community Game Club Celebrates Top Hispanic and Latino Creators and Characters
the Xbox Community Games Club is a weekly way to play, share and discuss games together as a community. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we feature games by Hispanic and Latino creators and those with Hispanic and Latino characters in lead roles! Visit us weekly to discover your next favorite game and use #XboxGameClub to tell us about some of your favorite Hispanic and Latino characters in video games and their impact on video games. Discover Xbox Community Game Club!
Play. Connect. Impact: Learn more about everything Xbox and Microsoft are doing to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Xbox Hispanic Heritage Month Community Center and Microsoft Hispanic Heritage Month Center.