Xbox 360 Avatars can be moved to Xbox One with new options

Microsoft has already announced that current Xbox Live subscribers on the Xbox 360 will be able to use the same account to sign onto the Xbox One console when it is released later in November. But what about other aspects of their Xbox Live account, such as their avatars and gamerpics?

In a new "Ask Microsoft Anything" feature on IGN, Marc Whitten, Microsoft's chief Xbox One architect  confirmed that Xbox Live avatars on the Xbox 360 can also be moved onto the Xbox One. Those avatars will also have some new exclusive Xbox One features, such as support for "full-body HD gamerpics."

Speaking of gamerpics, Whitten said they will be getting a nice upgrade from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One. He stated:

We’ve moved from the 64x64 gamerpics on Xbox 360 to a full 1080p. They are beautiful, and you are going to see some really cool hero moments, like when you login to see personalized views of your games and other content.

Whitten also talked a bit more about the Xbox One's Game DVR feature, which will allow owners to automatically record the last five minutes of gameplay. Whitten said the captured video will be in 720p resolution at 30 frames a second. He also stated that some Xbox One games could integrate captured game footage into the game itself in some way, but details were not discussed.

Source: IGN | Image via Microsoft

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This is gonna be epic! I love my avatar, but can't wait to see the advancements made to it :-) I hope it updates on Xbox hub on WP8 and Win8 as well!

Well we will see if they are being truthful, but they said directly that your home screen on the dashboard will not have any ads. So I assume that means ads may show up in the other sections such as the market, but you will not see any on your home section.

McKay said,
I just hope it's not like the 360 where 9/10 of the tiles on your homescreen are Commercials.

It's ok, you can disconnect the Xbox one from the internet

sagum said,

It's ok, you can disconnect the Xbox one from the internet

*Kinect 2.0 light glows red*
Xbox One: I can't let you do that, Dave.

trooper11 said,
Well we will see if they are being truthful, but they said directly that your home screen on the dashboard will not have any ads. So I assume that means ads may show up in the other sections such as the market, but you will not see any on your home section.

Ads, at least for new games/apps in the market/store section of the dash makes sense to me, lots of times I learned about a new arcade game that just came out from the ad on my 360 dashboard. I'm sure that's the case for many others as well.

I'm not sure if it will be possible, but I'd like the ability to use a gamer tag that's already in use. It shouldn't really matter if two or more people have the same gamertag, as it's the Microsoft Account that counts.

mastercoms said,
Then they would have to disable adding friends by gamertag, and then the gamertag would almost become useless.

No, they can do it like Skype does it.. it'll give you a list of gamertags and some basic info.
Or you can add friends with email addy's

Your gamertag is supposed to be unique to you. Its a reflection of your online self, your gaming history, and your reputation on Live. What if someone has the same gamertag as you and they are a total (insert expletive here) online? Do you want your reputation to suffer as people would just think you are the same person?