Avatar updates and improvements coming to Xbox Live

Tuesday, 2nd June 2009 15:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The Microsoft event yesterday mentioned loads of stuff coming to Xbox Live, and we touched on that briefly here. However, we have been handed more details this morning.

  • Avatar Marketplace: Coming this summer, in-game Avatar Awardables, animated Props, full costumes, premium clothing for purchase all through the Avatar editor.
  • User Ratings: A five star rating system is being added that lets you rate any content in the Games Marketplace and will allow users to organize by rating and find the community’s favorite content.
  • Performance Updates: Xbox Live service will be upgraded for improved performance including better guide and friends access, revamping the friends sorting list, Achievement views and improved matchmaking support.

Expect all three improvements to land sometime this summer.

Via CVG.



  1. Pyrix

    Nice to see them fixing the guide which I know some people have trouble with, although it is always fine for me.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Bah… summer. =(

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    User ratings is probably the best thing in there, although performance tweaks certainly can’t hurt. Not interested in paying for Avatar stuff, though.

    #3 6 years ago

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