Microsoft updates the lovable Xbox Avatars
The characters are about to get a huge update. Microsoft plans on bringing out the best of the Xbox Avatars for the biggest adventure yet . Since ...
Microsoft plans on bringing out the best of the Xbox Avatars for the biggest adventure yet . Since their introduction six years ago, Xbox avatars have become the social identity for our gaming customers across Microsoft properties, making their way into Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox mobile apps, Windows, and into major and indie games. As we cross the threshold to a unified operating system and product experience across Microsoft, it is time for Xbox avatars to also advance to the next level. Among the more standard job responsibilities are the following:
Develop, design, modify and optimize graphic and related rendering systems for the Avatar ecosystem.
Responsible for profiling as well as optimization of rendering, lighting, and shading components of the Avatar stack.
- Work with designers, animators, artists, and other content creators on the implementation of new features.
The job listings also place a large emphasis on growing Avatars across all platforms, including Xbox One, mobile devices, and "the far reach of Windows." It could be related to Windows 10, which is shipping late next year.