Announced last year at E3, Microsoft's redesigned Xbox avatars are now finally just a month from launch.

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This glimpse was briefly shown via a slide at DICE 2018.

The more diverse and inclusive character creation system will arrive in April for everyone - or this month if you are an Xbox Insider - according to a new report from The Verge's Tom Warren.

May will then bring a new avatar store filled with props and clothing to personalise your character further (and spend money on).

As revealed last June, the avatar system will offer a wider spectrum of customisation options - with wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, different body shapes and sizes, the ability for women to appear pregnant - oh, and you can ride a unicorn as well.

Xbox has moved its avatars to the Unity game engine for easier development. You can customise the colour of hair styles and props fluidly using the system - as shown in the video above.

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