The Xbox One may be releasing later this year, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft has forgotten its second gaming machine. The company is set to release not just a new model of the system this year, but also a new program for Xbox Live users.
During the company’s press conference today, Microsoft announced that a new Xbox 360 model based on the design of the Xbox One will be available in stores starting today. The revision sports a pitch-black color scheme, a glossy finish, and more defined edges over previous Xbox 360 models.
Alongside the announcement came news of a new program Microsoft will be implementing for Xbox Live Gold users starting this July. Every month, the service will be updated with two free games. The first couple of games are Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II and Bungie’s Halo 3.
The redesign and free games have currently only been confirmed for North America.
Source: Microsoft E3 2013 press conference