Xbox is making the exclusive Xbox 360 launch free for all Xbox users

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An Xbox 360 game was made free on the Microsoft Store, and if you were playing Xbox 360 at launch in 2005, it might sound pretty familiar and that’s because it was one of the console’s launch exclusives . Now it’s free via Xbox Live and can be enjoyed by anyone on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X as there is no Xbox Live Gold requirement . How long it will be free, we don’t know. In other words, at the time of publication it’s free, but that may have changed by the time you read this.

Developed by Carbonated Games and published by Microsoft Studios, Hexic, a tile-matching game, debuted in 2003 via PC and PC only. Two years later, when the Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2022, it came to the Xbox console as a console exclusive upon launch. Upon release, the game scored a 79 on Metacritic. To date, the game has never come to other console platforms, and it probably won’t given that it was published by Xbox, which presumably retains the publishing rights to the game. as to why it’s free, we don’t know.

“Create groups of tiles of the same color to clear them from the board. Sounds simple, right? The real fun of Hexic is to create special patterns to earn special coins,” reads an official pitch for the game. “Create a flower to earn a starflower coin. Use starflower pieces to make another flower and earn the elusive black pearl. Make a cluster or flower of black pearls to win the game. Are you up to the challenge?

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