Xbox 360 gets redesign, free games for Xbox Live

Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo3 coming to XBL on 1 July

The Xbox 360 is getting a new look, and free games are coming to Xbox Live. Don Mattrick announced the Xbox 360 redesign on stage at the Microsoft E3 2013 conference, saying that the new design was inspired by the look of the Xbox One. The new 360 is slimmer and lighter than the current version.

He then continued to announce that Xbox Live Gold--which will carry over from Xbox 360 to Xbox One--will offer owners two free games as of 1 July. The first games to be available are Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo 3. Looks like Microsoft are keen to imitate the success of Sony's instant game collection on PSN.

Expect more free game announcements in the coming months.


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