New Xbox Avatars should launch in October

Recently, a lot of new features hit Alpha – Skip Ahead and Alpha Ring Xbox Insiders. Aside from the new "Shopping Cart" functionality, select Xbox Insiders got the chance to test out the new Xbox Avatars. It's been weeks since that announcement, and many Xbox One owners were wondering when they would get the chance to experience it for themselves.

Today, on the Inside Xbox show, Microsoft announced that the new Xbox Avatars would be available to all Xbox One owners in October. Luckily October is only a few days away, but it's unclear when the update will hit the system. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

The old Xbox Avatars have been around for years and they don't cater to everyone. A revamp was long overdue and it's surprising that it didn't happen sooner. One of the major exclusions numerous gamers continuously asked Microsoft to implement was the ability to add wheelchairs and prosthetics to their characters.

If you use a wheelchair or any other prosthetic, these new Xbox Avatars include ways you can tailor them to fit your needs. It's unclear why they weren't included in the first place as it's a rather significant oversight. New Xbox Avatars have been in development for years now and many gamers were beginning to lose hope that they would launch anytime soon.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.