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Tell Me Why again free on Xbox, PC for Pride Month


Tell Me Why, a narrative adventure from DONTNOD and Xbox Game Studios, will be free on both Xbox and Windows PC over Pride Month, June 2023.

The title, which stars twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan, was created in consultation with GLAAD in order to accurately represent one of gaming’s first transgender protagonists.

Tell Me Why was also free to access during this same time starting in 2021; in 2022, Xbox upped the ante with donations to queer charities.

“To acknowledge that this year has seen a sharp rise in anti-trans sentiment in the United States, Xbox Publishing is accompanying the free period with donations of $25,000 each to Transgender Law Center and Trans Lifeline, two non-profit organizations offering resources and support to trans, non-binary, and genderqueer people,” the publisher confirmed back in 2022.

In 2023, Xbox announced a long-term partnership with GLAAD, “with the primary goal of helping our partner studios create games that can offer much-needed visibility, understanding, and support for LGBTQIA+ people for years to come.”

You can download the title using the following links:

We called Tell Me Why “a masterclass in narrative & representation” in our review, adding “while [it] may draw people in because of a transgender character, it offers far more than just that. It presents a complex, psychological narrative that doesn’t use minorities as mere tools to shortcut emotional responses from its players.”

Additionally, Stevivor awarded Tell My Why our “Best Xbox game” and runner-up “Best Narrative” honours in our 2020 Game of the Year Awards.

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