October Xbox One Update Brings Back Avatars

Microsoft has revealed the contents of its October Xbox replace at this time, and the information brings solutions to a years-old thriller: No matter occurred to Microsoft’s cartoony Avatars, anyway?

The largest addition of the October Xbox replace is the return of Avatars, the customizable personas that gamers can create to signify them on their system. Based mostly on the video, it seems Avatars have gotten a good graphical makeover, and Microsoft says there are actually extra customization choices to fine-tune your look. This features a new Avatar Retailer, which might be up to date month-to-month with new garments and props which you could purchase. Previous-school Avatar followers (in the event that they exist) may also choose to stay with their authentic creation from the Xbox 360 days.

Avatars will present up in quite a lot of locations in your dashboard, buddies lists, and leaderboards, however will stay utterly non-obligatory. You may test them out for your self within the video under.

The October replace can also be introducing Alexa and Cortana voice assist for Xbox One. Gamers who personal one of many A.I.-enabled units will be capable to activate/off their console, launch video games, seize screenshots, and extra utilizing easy voice instructions. Dolby Imaginative and prescient streaming and extra Narrator language assist spherical out the month’s new options; be taught all about them in Microsoft’s announcement post.

[Supply: Xbox Wire]

Avatars served because the butt of many jokes final era, however they had been nonetheless a neat thought in idea. Hopefully, Microsoft has give you extra fascinating makes use of for them this era, and is not focusing all of its efforts on the real-money Avatar retailer.

Supply: Gameinformer