Microsoft make avatar creation mandatory for new dashboard

Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft’s group product manager for Xbox 360, has revealed that all Xbox owners will be forced to choose/create an avatar once they download and boot up the new dash for the first time.

We’re forcing you to have a visual representation of yourself,” remarks Greenberg when questioned by the press. “But you can make a pretty badass avatar.

Greenberg went on to stress that those who are not interested in avatars would able to complete the process in under a minute, and then never have to look at their creation ever again if the so wish. There will even be pre-made choice available if you really don’t care.

At TGS Microsoft confirmed that the new look, feel, and completely new feature filled dashboard will go live on November 19.