Xbox promotes Asian characters and creators amid calls for greater diversity in games

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One of Xbox’s headlining Asian characters, Morgan Yu from Prey, playable as either a man or a woman. Arkane Studios

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Asian characters have a long history in video games, thanks to Japanese giants like Nintendo and Sony. Now, US-based Microsoft is taking pains to acquire, promote, and create more games with Asian characters — as the industry responds to increased calls for diverse representation.

The move fits in with Microsoft’s larger strategy to acquire new content and expand their global reach. The

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