The Xbox One’s new avatars are almost here. An editor is rolling out to Xbox Insiders now that lets them build and tweak their avatars ahead of the actual release of the mascots, which MS says is coming “soon”.


Related: if you’d like to read about the creation of Xbox avatars themselves, here’s an old feature I did with some guys from Rare, all about the design of the original Xbox 360 versions.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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But why? At this point avatar creation would be no more than a useless minigame...