Xbox Live Avatars Xbox One

For a while, it seemed like customizable avatars might be the next big thing in console gaming. From Nintendo's Miis to the Xbox Live Avatars that debuted on Xbox 360 in 2008, the idea of creating a character that could represent you across an entire online ecosystem was an intriguing one. But like most fads, avatars eventually vanished.

When Nintendo made it clear that Mii characters were no longer a priority on the Switch, it seemed like it might be the end of the road for avatars on consoles. But then Microsoft surprised Xbox One owners at E3 last year by unveiling a total overhaul of its Xbox Live Avatars, complete with a modern visual makeover for the new generation.

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