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Rare: User-generated content likely for Avatars

Friday, 6th February 2009 10:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Rare’s told VG247 that the Xbox community “may” receive features allowing them to create their own Avatar kit, saying that user-generation was simply too big a deal to force into NXE’s launch last year.

“User-generated content is a huge area that would not have been done any justice if we had tried to cram it into the launch release of this project,” said Avatars designer, Dale Murchie.

“There may be features coming that open up the expressive potential of the Xbox community, but we’re keeping quiet on that for now.”

Head of art Lee Musgrave added: “Creativity is going to play a big part in the development of the Avatars.”

Currently, users’ Avatars can only be kitted out with supplied items, of which several packs have been released since launch.

Avatars became an integral part of Xbox 360 last year with the release of New Xbox Experience.

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  1. Blerk

    I’d settle for being able to choose my own shirt colours.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. davidkenobi

    Excellent ! You seems to be close to Rare guys no ? I put our french community aware.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. SreyaNotfilc

    I bet that VelocityGurl is happy now.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tonka

    Poor VelocityGirl. Raised to the skies and promised some MSPoints for skateboards.

    Then what happened?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. airdom

    Who the heck is velocitygirl? lol

    well a little/a lot more choice would definately be nice!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. SreyaNotfilc

    airdom, check this out… http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=VelocityGirl
    Basically, it was to show that the 360 can appeal to anyone. VelocityGirl was a concept that allowed the selling and trading of user generated content (e.g. shirts, and skateboards).

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Squa11

    This does seem likely but MS will also have to moderate what goes through as usual with user-generated content.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Talal _ 911

    Xbox Avatar is Great ..

    i Dont Have Avatars !

    #8 6 years ago