Microsoft Announced This Incredibly Kind Gesture For Handicapped Xbox One Gamers


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Recently, some Twitter users were having a discussion regarding wheelchair options for avatars on Xbox. One user even suggested starting a petition to get the ball rolling.

However, these users were quickly told that there was no need for such a thing, as it had already been accounted for. Xbox head Phil Spencer replied directly to their tweet, and you can see what he wrote below.

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Pretty neat right? Some may think this should have happened sooner, but the important thing to keep in mind is that it IS happening. This shows that the guys behind Xbox are trying to accommodate the wide variety of players on their console, which is a great thing.

Following up on that tweet, Xbox engineer Mike Ybarra posted a sneak preview of what to expect from the upcoming wheelchair avatars. The avatars also appear to be a little better looking than the current ones, which suggests a graphical update for all avatars is on its way soon too.

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

These new wheelchair avatars are a step in the right direction for Xbox. The fans are what make the games and consoles successful, and by appealing more to them and what they’d like to see, not just what is proven to sell, the respect and credibility of Xbox and Microsoft is sure to only increase. Hopefully, we can see more community oriented developments from Xbox in the future.