Sounds like Microsoft’s revamped Xbox Avatars won’t launch until next year

It sounds like Microsoft's new and improved Xbox Avatars won't be out until next year.

The new 2.0 avatars were expected to launch on Windows PCs this autumn and on Xbox One a little later. However, when asked on Twitter if the new Xbox Avatars would still turn up before the year's end, Microsoft's Mike Ybarra confirmed they would "most likely [be] early next year. Working to make them great. Patience will pay off."

Microsoft's new avatars were revealed back in June, and place a particular focus on diversity and inclusivity. They feature a much-expanded range of customisation options, including prosthetic arms and legs, wheelchairs, and non-gender-locked clothing. "For everybody everywhere", is how Microsoft has described them.

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