Microsoft has been working on its new Xbox Live avatars for at least a year, and a newly released video provides a closer look at the updated system. Forum users at ResetEra have found that a former Microsoft designer uploaded a video on YouTube (now removed) showing how the new Xbox Avatar Editor works. With the new avatars, you can completely customize your online character with new body type options, clothing and props. The Microsoft editor will run on both Xbox One and Windows 10.
Microsoft offers a variety of avatar customization options, and the company's original E3 trailer promised amputee options, playful costumes, wheelchairs, skateboards, and motorcycles. With the Xbox Avatar Editor itself, you can customize body, face, hair, make-up, limbs and even fingernails. All options include color selection and the ability to purchase additional items in an avatar store. Microsoft does not support articles from existing avatars because the company created this new avatar system in the Unity engine. However, you can import your existing avatar into the new system.
Microsoft plans to integrate its Xbox Live avatars directly into the Xbox One dashboard and launch a separate 3rd party developer store. The software vendor is now planning to preview these avatars this month after several delays. The new avatars were originally scheduled for release last fall, but Microsoft delayed the launch to improve the system.