MTV News broke word that Microsoft was collaborating with Rare on a motion controller for Xbox 360 in early April. In that report, we mentioned Rare had been tasked with Microsoft's response to the Mii concept introduced on Wii.
Those avatars may have been uncovered over the weekend. An anonymous source pointed Xbox 360 Fanboy to Intellisponse, a marketing and research firm. Intellisponse had clearly been working with some game clients, including Microsoft.
One of the slides includes our possible first look and official description of Microsoft's Xbox 360 "avatars," customizable gamer icons that arrive this later fall.
We've since contacted Microsoft. We'll let you know if they decide to comment.
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