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August 18, 2010

Xbox avatars to be redesigned for Kinect

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by Darren Allan

News keeps coming regarding Microsoft’s motion control system, which has recently had its UK launch date confirmed as November 10th.

And the latest tidbit comes from the Official Xbox Magazine, which has been speaking to Rare about the avatars on the Xbox 360. You know, the little cartoon characters that represent you on Live.

According to Rare, who created the cutesy characters, that cartoon style doesn’t work well with the motion control system.

Rare told OXM that the redesigned avatars will have more realistic proportions so as to better match up with the hand-eye co-ordination of the Kinect user. Or lack of it.

Presumably the new avatar system will also be introduced in November, and whether or not you’re buying Kinect, you’ll end up with a new more realistic digitised diva fronting your Live account.

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