According to Tom Warren from The Verge, Microsoft is currently working on getting casual games to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft aims to leverage this inclusion as a way of enhancing Teams' user experience, where the meeting's attendees will get to play these games against each other.
Based on The Verge's source, users can expect entries such as Solitaire, Connect 4, and Wordament making their way to Microsoft Teams. As we speak, Microsoft is currently testing this out internally, and there is a chance that these games might actually not make it to Microsoft Teams as they refused to comment on the matter when the Verge reached out for clarification.
According to the blog post by The Verge:
Alongside testing casual games in Teams, Microsoft also envisions virtual spaces inside Teams where colleagues can network and socialize with games. These virtual spaces are part of Microsoft’s broader metaverse plans, and the company has previously detailed its ambitions for 3D avatars and immersive meetings that are expected to arrive in Microsoft Teams this year.
Microsoft has been updating and making improvements on the platform to help users embrace the remote and hybrid work arrangement more. While it is not yet clear, if and when Microsoft will be rolling out these casual games to Teams, it would be quite interesting to see the effect it has on its user experience.