Remember Microsoft’s Avatars, those wobbly caricatures that danced around the Xbox 360’s dashboard? They have been sidelined ever since the release of the Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean the company has given up on them.
The Untold Story Of The Xbox 360 Avatars
When it launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 was, certain issues aside, a successful product. But it was also drab. Lifeless. Until, in 2008, along came the avatars.
They’re being overhauled in spring, given not just a new look, but a load of new features as well, from the ability to ride vehicles to colour wheels that let you customise your hair and wardrobe.
It’s weird, but I miss these guys. Mine looked more like me than my Mii ever did, and their presence helped make the Xbox 360 a little less serious. I know they’re technically still around and accessible, hence the update, but I’d love it if they could be brought more to the forefront of the Xbox One’s UI.