The Verge attributed the new information to "sources familiar with the company", and while Ybarra's tweet doesn't explicitly mean that the avatars aren't coming in April, it does debunk the idea that a firm release date has been set. But that was shattered today as Microsoft announced their "biggest E3 showing ever" for E3 2018.
Microsoft is planning to launch its new Xbox Live Avatars next month. We don't have all the facts yet, including what games will be on the show floor, but it seems like they're going big this year.
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Microsoft has revealed the initial plans for what Xbox has in store for E3 2018.
As Microsoft has detailed in a recent blog post, the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing will be held in the Microsoft Theater, which happens to be located right across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center.
"Not only does the Microsoft Theater allow us to centralize our Xbox presence at E3, but it's (sic) size enables us to include even more fans and partners in the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing than ever before", Microsoft said.More news: China Threatens Trade Retaliation against US Agricultural Commodities
Microsoft says that it will also have a "meaningful presence" at the LACC, including a booth dedicated exclusively to Mixer, its game streaming service.
The new avatar feature will likely go to the Xbox Insider program first, however, to get that feedback that Ybarra mentioned in the tweet, so look for more updates on the avatars leading up to their release, whenever that may be.
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