New Xbox Avatar Editor rolls out to Alpha Ring Insiders

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The new Xbox Avatars are built from the ground up in to enable an unprecedented amount of inclusive customization options.

Initially teased at E3 2017 — yes 2017, not E3 2018 — the new Xbox Avatar Editor beta app is rolling out to Alpha and Alpha – Skip Ahead Xbox Insiders on the Xbox One. The new Avatar Editor was leaked a couple months ago and now it’s finally here for select Xbox Insiders to play around with and get a feel for.

Having not seen a signification update since the Xbox 360 days, the new Xbox Avatar Editor allows gamers to more accurately create with more styles, personality, creativity, and moods. The beta app allows Alpha Ring Xbox Insiders to create their new Xbox Avatar from the ground up with a limited selection of items.

As the beta progresses, Xbox will be releasing more props, clothing, moods, accessories, and appearance categories and promise regular content after launch. For now, just the Xbox Avatar Editor is functional with Xbox dashboard integration coming soon for Insiders. Set to release by noon PDT, the new beta app should be rolling out to those in the appropriate rings as we speak.

“Self-expression is an important tenant of Xbox Avatars, and we know that some of you have become attached to your Xbox Original Avatar since we first introduced them almost ten years ago,” writes Bradley Rossetti, Xbox Insider Team Lead. “We’re giving you the freedom to choose how you represent yourself to Friends on Xbox Live, whether that’s with the all-new Avatars, a custom Gamerpic, or your Xbox Original Avatar. We love the new Xbox Avatars, and we hope you do too.”

So just how do the new Xbox Avatars differ? For starters, there are new customization categories including a wide range of body types, gender-neutral clothing, and the ability to customize everything right down to your limbs, moods, makeup, fingernails, nose rings, and more. As for color options, each feature — including clothing, skin tone, props, wearables, and more — can be customized to one of over 16 million colours.

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Some of the new Xbox Avatar colour options.

Of course, the new Xbox Avatar Editor also includes a Photobooth mode which allows you to pose, rotate, zoom, and capture your freshly minted digital representation.

Have you had a chance to check out the new Xbox Avatar Editor beta app? If so, what do you think about the new Avatars so far? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Xbox Wire
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