Microsoft’s chief Xbox One platform architect Marc Whitten talked about the gamerpics on IGN’s Ask Microsoft Anything page, in which he spilled the news of the 300 HD gamerpics.
According to Whitten, Xbox One users will be able to create “full-body poses” with his or her avatar and use them as a gamerpic, and that Microsoft is focused on building a large, “beautiful” collection of the 1080p gamerpics.
Whitten had said previously that avatars created by Xbox 360 owners will be on the Xbox system and will transfer over to the Xbox One.
Of the new options for gamerpics, Whitten said: “They are beautiful, and you are going to see some really cool hero moments, like when you login to see personalized views of your games and other content.”
As for the SmartGlass, Whitten called it was the “optimal multitasking companion” for the Xbox One.
Xbox One gamers can access the Xbox One Guide to check what’s playing on TV or change the channel, check in on Xbox friends, view game capture footage, view achievements and challenges, and take apps from a smartphone or tablet and “snap” them directly onto the Xbox One interface, according to Whitten.
The Xbox One launches on Nov. 22 in U.S., Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom.