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New 3D Xbox 360 interface and community channel confirmed

by Steven Williamson on 14 July 2008, 20:51

Tags: Xbox 360, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Xbox 360

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Group chat and more planned

Amongst the glittering trailers of AAA titles such as FallOut 3 and Gears of War 2, Microsoft has revealed that a new dashboard makeover for Xbox 360 is planned this Autumn and will include the rumoured 3D interface.

It's also been confirmed that we'll be getting a new avatar system in which we'll be able to customise our characters in a variety of styles with thousands of purchasable items. Like Wii's Miis, the Xbox 360 avatars will also be able to be used as characters within certain games.

Amongst those avatar-enabled games will be a live game show from Big Brother creators, Endemol called "1 vs. 100", which will offer real prizes to gamers.

They'll also be a new community channel where you'll be able to invite friends to party, chat, share avatars and pictures.

Some screenshots of the new interface should be dropping in shortly.

Turn overleaf for the official press release.

Be sure to check out our full E3 2008 coverage