If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Pets for Xbox Live Avatars today

Monkey! Bird! Pony! Snake! Goldfish.

Microsoft is unleashing pets on the Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace today.

They'll cost 240 MSP (£2/€2.80) each and the first batch will consist of a Large Dog, Pug Dog, Dog in Bag, Cat, Siamese Cat, Long Haired Cat, Goldfish, Guinea Pig, Monkey, Bird, Snake and Pony.

Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb offered pictures of the living accessories on his blog.

As with other items on the Avatar Marketplace, some companies will offer exclusive goods. Square Enix, for example, is dishing out Chocobo pets to its Twitter followers.

Judging by those pictures, Avatars will be able to play with their pets, but that's all we can glean so far.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Tagged With

About the Author

Robert Purchese avatar

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch