Back at this year’s E3, Microsoft promised that we’d be seeing a total Avatar overhaul this fall—but now it’s clear that Microsoft has missed that mark.
An Xbox Daily livestream from the showfloor promised that wildly improved Avatar designs were on the horizon, eliminating some of the big-headed blockiness of the current Avatars. The trailer also focused on inclusivity, promising to add more customization options like prosthetic limbs and wheelchairs.
Now, though, Xbox boss Mike Ybarra has revealed that we won’t be seeing the changes roll out this year after all.
Most likely early next year. Working to make them great. Patience will pay off. https://t.co/iqn4Y4FNPu
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) November 13, 2017
While the new-and-improved Avatars missed the launch of the Xbox One X, it sounds like Microsoft is still actively working to get them out the door. “Early 2018” covers a wide range of time, but it means that we could conceivably see these new Avatars in as little as two months.
“At the end of the day, Avatars are meant for what you want your digital self to represent,” lead product manager Bryan Saftler said during the initial reveal. “We don’t want to put you in a box.”
Be sure to check back for any updates on when that Avatar “box” is set to expand.
Source: Mike Ybarra