Back at E3 2017 in June, Microsoft announced updates would be coming to Xbox Avatars. These updates would allow users to take full control over the customization of their Avatars, inviting them to let their imaginations run wild and create an Avatar that truly represents who they are. These new Xbox Avatars were scheduled to roll out Fall 2017 (around now), but they’re currently MIA. It looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer.
It appears the reason the new Avatars haven’t been released yet is that Microsoft is working to make sure the quality is up to par. A user reached out to to the Corporate VP of Xbox, Mike Ybarra via Twitter, who confirmed the apparent delay:
Most likely early next year. Working to make them great. Patience will pay off. https://t.co/iqn4Y4FNPu
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) November 13, 2017