Rest assured, the Xbox 360 isn’t done just yet.
While the Xbox One took center stage at this years Microsoft E3 presentation, Microsoft’s Yusef Mahedi took the stage at the start of the presentation to assuage any fears that the company would abandon the aging console.
First up: there’s an entirely new Xbox 360. It’s a sleeker model stylized after the Xbox One, and, while details are currently scant, it’s available, well, right now.
And there’ll be plenty to play on your brand new revamped Xbox 360 in the coming months.
Microsoft will introduce a reward of sorts for Xbox Live subscribers: starting July 1st until the launch of the Xbox One, anyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership will be able to download two classic Xbox 360 games, free of charge.
First up are Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3. Folks who’ve subscribed to Sony’s PlayStation Plus program have been getting these sorts of freebies for ages, so it’s nice to see Microsoft offering something extra for those willing to pony up their $60 a year.