The Xbox Avatars are Expanding with Better Disability Representation

By: Riley von Niessen - Jul 7, 2016
References: videogamer & engadget
Microsoft is making positive changes to the Xbox avatars by launching a series of the digital characters that are in wheelchairs.

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, has agreed with consumer demand on this front, telling a Twitter user who suggested it that an update is already set to come out soon. Following this, a pair of possible Xbox avatars were released through the social media site as well -- giving consumers an idea of what they can expect to see.

By better representing members of the disabled community, the new Xbox avatars will seek to make gamers feel more included in the experience. Other gaming companies are taking similar steps, with an example being Electronic Arts expanding its character customization to include non-binary identities for 'The Sims.'