That’s my Xbox avatar with the new, free prop that was added to the marketplace last week courtesy of the Windows 8 team – a Surface. The prop includes some fun moves, music demo and a demo of the kickstand and keyboard.
Cool stuff – US only at present from the Xbox marketplace.
IS this coming to International Markets? What I don't understand is:
A) Why it gets US release only in the first place (I mean how much overheads does it cost to deploy to each of the marketplaces where Surface is on sale)?
B) Why can't it be added to the Avatar Marketplace as a PAID Avatar prop if it is a cost issue?
Very disappointing Steve.
Sheeds - I've asked about international release and will let you know what I hear
I know it's a freebie (for US), but given there is a vocal international enthusiast community for Windows Phone and now Surface, it seems strange that MS can't think ahead a little for this market.
If they just engaged and included a brief comment on why no international release (or broad heads up if there was going to be with a time tbc) - you avoid getting folks back-up over something that shd be positive for MS and the brands...
Just my 20c :) Appreci the prompt reply.
Just want to echo Sheeds request that international markets love freebies too (and hate when US only freebies are launched - thanks for at least making it clear up front unlike many such MS posts)
As an early Surface RT owner and long term Xbox 1 and Xbox 360s owner in the UK would love to get this for my avatar! Will keep checking back to see if you get this sorted internationally before publicising.
Yes - Canadian Surface owners are disappointed too.