SourceSince Nintendo announced the Miis, the digital avatars gamers can create for the Wii's Mii Channel, there have been rumors that Microsoft will offer a similar feature for the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. Today, we may be looking at the very first piece of evidence that back up those claims.
Apparently, strategic marketing and research company Intellisponse is conducting a study for Microsoft in regards to digital personas for Xbox Live. According to this study: "Avatars will be used in place of the gamer picture you have today and give you a much more lifelike, animated, and fully customizable persona for you to reflect who you are online."
In addition to that description, there was an image attached, which you can see below. The presentation also claims that avatars will be available this holiday for all Xbox Live members and this spring for all new console members.
We were able to verify that Microsoft is indeed a client of Intellisponse, but the descriptions and images could be placeholders for the final product, thus showing only one of the many ideas Microsoft has for such new feature. It's hard to understand why these Avatars won't be rolled out at the same time for all Xbox 360 owners, if the information there is true. We also wonder if these Avatars will be an optional feature, something that will be demanded by those spent money on gamer pictures.
One thing is for sure though, all rumors will be answered next month at the E3 Media & Business Summit.
lol What do you guys think about this?