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Xbox's new free game is one of our favourites of 2023

Xbox's new free game is one of our favourites of 2023

One of the best open worlds of 2023

If your plans yesterday were scuppered by the major Xbox Live outage, I feel your pain.

Hopefully, I can remedy some of that disappointment by sharing with you the latest additions to Xbox Game Pass.

Let me tell you, Xbox Game Pass subscribers are in for a treat.

Today, Journey to the Savage Planet (Cloud, console, and PC) lands alongside Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 (Cloud, console, and PC).

Those will be followed by Cricket 24 and The Case of the Golden Idol (both Cloud, console, and PC) on 9 July, with Neon White (Cloud, console, and PC) dropping on 11 July.

Then, Magical Delicacy and Flock (Cloud, console, and PC), two day one launches, will arrive on 16 July.

In case you missed it, Wartales was also recently added and Palworld’s Sakurajima update is now available to download too.

There’s one more title on the way that I’m yet to mention.

Landing on 11 July alongside the aforementioned Neon White, is one of my favourite releases of 2023 - and I’m thrilled at the prospect of more people trying this delightful game.

That game is Tchia.

Take a look at the wonderful Tchia in action below.

Developed by Awaceb, Tchia is a cosy action-adventure game that sees players control the titular character who lives on the fictional archipelago of New Caledonia.

Tchia is forced to embark on a life-changing journey after her father is kidnapped by the evil Maevora.

In our review, I awarded the game a score of nine, writing, “Tchia is quite simply utterly delightful. Many of us play video games to have fun and unwind. Tchia certainly helped me do both of those things, but what is perhaps most astonishing about this game is that it left me feeling personally enriched. Tchia is not just a love letter to New Caledonia, it’s a love letter to life - celebrating all that is good in the world.”

I was thrilled to see Tchia win the Games For Impact award at last year’s The Game Awards, as well as the BAFTA Games Awards’ Beyond Entertainment trophy.

It’s so worthy of both of those accolades.

Tchia will be available on cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X/S from 11 July so do give the game a go.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft, Kepler Interactive

Topics: Xbox, Microsoft, Indie Games, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PC