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Two job postings on Microsoft's website are looking for individuals to help improve the avatar aspect of the Xbox Live service.

6 years ago on the Xbox 360 the Xbox Avatars were implemented - they are the little digital versions of you that you can customise and use to show off to your friends, as well as use them in some games. But now Microsoft has the Xbox One, it's much more powerful and shinier console, the company is looking to update the avatars for the current generation.

DualShockers noticed a couple of job advertisements over on Microsoft's website - number one, and number two.

The ads mention where the avatars have been, and where the company wants to take them in the future.

"Since their introduction six years ago, Xbox avatars have become the social identity for our gaming customers across Microsoft properties, making their way into Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox mobile apps, Windows, and into major and indie games. As we cross the threshold to a unified operating system and product experience across Microsoft, it is time to for Xbox avatars to also advance to the next level.

"At Xbox we’re looking for a senior graphics engineer that will work with us to grow the avatar platform across all of our platforms, leveraging the power of Xbox One, the far reach of Windows, and the intimacy of touch on mobile devices. You will own the rendering tech for the Avatar engine, working to ensure Avatars are not only gorgeous, but highly performant across a wide scale of devices."

The avatars are currently used on Xbox 360, Windows 8, and on Windows Phone systems, but their full implementation onto the Xbox One system is yet to be realised.

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