Xbox Avatars will no longer be able to wield those nifty machine guns or man the heavy assault guns. In a rather quiet statement, the Gears of War 3 forum on Epic Games revealed that Microsoft has pulled the plug on gun-wielding avatars. The reason is likely Microsoft’s attempt to make the Xbox environment more of a family-friendly affair. Here are the details.
- Starting January 1, 2012, the Lancer and Hammerbust will no longer be available in the Avatar Marketplace. However, those who purchased these items prior to the announcement, can keep the guns forever.
- Microsoft has yet to release the complete list of “Gun-items to be banned.” The good folks at Joystiq are in contact with Redmond. We also thank Joystiq for breaking this news. I know many of you could never sleep if your avatar resulted weapon-less.