At first, Avatar Kinect’s launch date was expected to be 27th of July, but it turns out that Christmas is a little early this year! As part of Kinect Fun Labs, Avatar Kinect is available for download right NOW. It’s a Kinect app that lets you use your Xbox Live avatar to chat with others – or have a monologue – in 15 different settings. The app tracks your facial movements and maps them onto your avatar while you chat. The download also has eight achievements with a total of 50 points, and is for FREE (until the 8th of September, afterwards you’re gonna need Xbox Live GOLD).


Download the app from now (658.59MB), or via your Xbox 360 (below is a guide on how to download Avatar Kinect using your Xbox 360).

Here’s what Microsoft had to say on Avatar Kinect:

Express yourself with your Xbox avatar! See your facial expressions and gestures on your Xbox avatar as you chat with friends in our 3D stages and produce your own TV shows. Avatar Kinect requires Xbox LIVE Gold membership and is a large download but well worth it!

How to Download Avatar Kinect on Xbox 360

Avatar Kinect Launch trailer


Any first impressions? Share yours below!


Source: EuroGamer
Thanks to 123KINECT visitor Ahmed, John Bernier for submitting this news!