Xbox Live custom profile pics are something that gamers have wanted forever. Well, Microsoft is finally going to listen to them since the company has confirmed that members of its Xbox Insider program will soon be able to choose a custom image for their online gamer display picture. It is about time.
You will no longer have to settle for an avatar or a snapshot related to a game.
Microsoft says that gamers will be able to choose a custom gamer picture from the console directly, a Windows 10 PC or a smartphone. The company does note that this feature is going to be released only for members of the Insider program first and that it may take quite some time before it’s eventually released for the general public. The Xbox Live custom gamer pic feature is expected “to be in preview longer than other features to ensure it’s great for everyone when released.”
Microsoft is also adding the ability to filter games by Xbox One and Xbox 360 filters on the My Apps and Games screen. These features will be tested out by Insider program members first before they are released for the wider Xbox community. Hopefully it won’t take too long.