Microsoft may do more with Xbox Live Avatars on Xbox One

Xbox Live Avatars may be an increasingly endangered species, tucked into the back of the Xbox One's interface rather than displayed proudly on the dashboard, as is the case on Xbox 360, but they aren't out for the count just yet. Speaking to OXM at Gamescom, Microsoft's Albert Penello hinted that ideas for additional Avatar functionality are "on the list".

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colt-of-tipton1327d ago

I may be in the minority but I absolutely hate avatars it just seemed like ms was trying to attract some of the wii customers at the time , but im personally glad there tucked away behind menu's of the XONE but that's just me.

guitarded771326d ago

I think they're an interesting personification of one's online ID. I like having the option of designing my own character in and out of games. Kinda wish Nintendo would update their Mii options... there is so much they could do with all the licensed material they have.

Yi-Long1326d ago

I really liked the avatars on 360. I thought they had a very nice design.

I just wish they had done so much more with them. It always seemed liked missed potential to me. They could have used them much better when it comes to having their own games, and having a much bigger reward system with the games you bought (buy the game, get avatar-rewards. Some games did do that, but not enough).

Instead, they were mostly used to sell virtual costumes and implementing them into (mostly) Kinect titles.

theindiearmy1327d ago

They showed up on the Xbox One dashboard mockup that was in the Windows 10 "family" image. So I wouldn't be surprised if they have more of a presence soon.

n4gamingm1327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

Next gen avatars :)

namEuser1326d ago (Edited 1326d ago )

Yeah, I agree with the first commentor. I have my Nintendo Mii, wouldn't really care about having one on Xbox...

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poppinslops1326d ago

They should make some mini-games for our avatars.

They could create a hub world where everybody meets, and have interchangable activities scattered about the place...
Such as...
• Battles
• Races
• Fishing
• Golf
• Poker

Maybe a democratic rewards system, where players vote for each other?
It'd be a great way to build up a friends list...

gootimes1326d ago (Edited 1326d ago )

It was called Home, and it went downhill. Better luck to Microsoft if they go for it.

poppinslops1326d ago

Hmmm... I did not know that.

I suppose players would need incentive...
Perhaps if there were prizes, like Xbox Live subscriptions, avatar items and themes?

gootimes1326d ago

I honestly liked the idea of it, it just wasn't implemented well enough to make people want to use it a lot...

Incentives would work, the live subscription one would be huge. I wish there was something like that where friends could meet up and hang out that was well designed and worked. I hope someone is successful with it on consoles.

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