Xbox Launches Video Series Aimed At Supporting Black Youth Interested In Gaming Industry Careers

Xbox has launched a new project aimed at supporting Black youth who are interested in getting into the gaming industry.

Late last week Xbox shared an Xbox Wire blog post announcing “Project Amplify,” a new video series from the gaming company that features Black members of the company in a variety of roles, sharing their experiences in the games industry, and offering advice on how young Black voices can work towards a career in the industry.

The series features 14 Black team members, including head of ecosystem Sarah Bond, who you may have seen at previous press conferences. The creation of the series follows a recent study from Historically Black Colleges and Universities Connect that was commissioned by Microsoft which found that out of 200 respondents, about “95% of college students and alumni from HBCUs across the country shared that they have interest in a career in the gaming industry.”

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