Rare: Games to give out Avatar clothing “like Achievements”

Tuesday, 3rd February 2009 09:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Rare has told VG247 that games will soon give players items of clothing and accessories for their 360 Avatars in the same way they hand out Gamer Points.

“In time… games will be able to give away clothes and accessories just like Achievements,” said art head Lee Musgrave.

As to which games specifically will be using Avatars in this way, the developer wouldn’t be drawn.

“We are currently working with multiple partners who have expressed interest in using Avatars,” added producer Stacey Law.

Currently, Avatars are being dressed in launch clothing, although a few free packs have been given out, such as winter hats and gloves and soccer shirts.

Avatars were added to 360 with the release of New Xbox Experience last year.



  1. Blerk

    I want a greater variety of facial hair!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Tiger Walts

    Don’t worry, I’m sure a plaited Viking beard will be available soon.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. locus2k1

    woop :D

    now if we can unlock some premium themes too i’ll be sorted, got to save the pennies…

    to spend on buying video games.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. evilashchris

    I want a top hat, and maybe a codpiece.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Lutz

    EAC: I don’t know how he’s got it, but FishyHorizon (Inquisitor) has a Top Hat.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. evilashchris

    I think he got it from the NXE beta, the swine.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. davidkenobi

    Great news thanks. I relayed it

    #7 6 years ago
  8. OwningXylophone

    @ Locus

    The XBLA game a few weeks back, The Maw, includes 2 unlockable gamerpics and a pretty sweet premium theme that unlocks when you complete the game…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. mixshows

    Blerk said:
    February 3, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I want a greater variety of facial hair!

    Tiger Walts said:
    February 3, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Don’t worry, I’m sure a plaited Viking beard will be available soon.

    AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH! Had to register to post. Thanks! for making my mothaf4#@$in day! LOLOLOL :)

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    /strokes plaited Viking beard

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Spiral

    If we’re talking hats there needs to be a Stetson.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Tut tut.

    Any excuse to use your avatar Pat :P

    #12 6 years ago

    I want my Avatar to look like Chucky from Child’s Play.

    #13 6 years ago

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