The long awaited refresh of the Xbox Live Avatar system, which dates back the Xbox 360 days, is set to make its reappearance later tonight for Xbox Insiders. The system update will introduce the beta Xbox Avatar Editor app for players to create their new digital personas, where Microsoft is touting several "inclusive customisation options".
Thanks to the powerful new Avatar Editor app, virtually every aspect of your avatar can be personalized on-the-fly. Each feature, including skin tone, hair, wearables, and props, can support over 16 million color options. Most closet items also support multiple custom colors, so the number of possible color combinations for a single item can go from trillions all the way up to almost eighty octillion– that’s an eight followed by 28 zeroes! With so many color options, it could be easy to lose track of that exact hue that you just used on an item. But don’t worry! Your recently used colors will be available in the “my colors” section of the color selection menu.
In addition to creating a new Avatar, support for legacy Avatars will be included in addition to posing for new Gamerpics as part of the new app. Xbox dashboard integration will come at a later date, but with this surprise reveal perhaps Avatars will be making their debut for all Xbox players in the coming months. For more on the new Xbox Avatar system, head here