Microsoft Reveals Completely Overhauled Xbox Avatars With Colorful Trailer

Microsoft shows off its new Xbox Avatars in a new trailer full of colors and snazzy animations.

June 16, 2017

Microsoft has been overhauling its services with frequent updates, so it was just a matter of time until they got to Xbox Avatars, and in fact they did.

Announced during E3, and hinted by Phil Spencer a few months ago, the popular alter-egos of Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers will get a full restyling in the ways they appear and animate and in how they can be customized.

The goal is to let players express themselves however they want with clothes, body types, skin tones, emotions, and props, including wheelchairs, artificial limbs, vehicles and more.

In order to show a glimpse on what you can do with the new avatars, Microsoft revealed a full trailer, and it’s as colorful and diverse as you can imagine. The animations are particularly impressive, and it’ll be interesting to see if they’ll actually translate one to one to your Xbox One and PC.


The new features will come with an update scheduled for this fall.

You can check it out below, and if you want to check out more announcement from the house of Xbox at its press conference in Los Angeles, you can read our E3 recap.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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