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Idea 63701 | Posted in by | October 15, 2012

Allow us to use characters from owned games as our avatar on PSN. Example: your character from Skyrim, etc

 

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FJ1100_rider  |  November 6th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

they already do that , just buy the premium avatar you want and if they have one for skyrim then you can use it on your profile

it’s actually not possible to allow users to create custom avatars or use avatars based on all games characters – not only because of legal issues , copyrights , licencing etc. and the possibility that users will post nude pics as avatars and underage users would see them ( Sony would be sued and fined if that happened )
but if the company that crated the game and owns the license to use its characters as an avatar wants you to use a particular avatar they can make this avatar available on psn or in some cases when you play a game that avatar loads onto your account ( look on your ps3 for any new ones you have gotten that you may have missed , even some demos will give you a special avatar but mainly its certain games such as pixeljunk shooter , dragon age etc. )

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TheInfinityCore  |  December 19th, 2012 at 9:58 am

That wouldn’t be a bad idea. I got a few avatars i would want to upload that are anime games which isn’t on PSN store. I don’t see why Sony would get sued for people uploading anime avatars etc. i mean look at YouTube, facebook and the internet almost 98% of the internet uses copyright images as avatars.

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Eduardolpm8  |  April 4th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Or maybe if you could create your own.

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sufman456  |  December 24th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Is the avatars going to be free though? I’m not sure which side to vote.

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Walky-  |  February 20th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Yeah, but then would begin the trolls uploading explicit +18 avatars.

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Einzeln  |  March 22nd, 2014 at 10:35 pm

I could see this happening on PS4. It would most likely be a feature akin to the facebook avatar integration. Rather, it would be part of the system software that would allow a game (most likely one with a character creator) to save an image that the system could use as your avatar. Or cropping of share-button saved screenshots could be a simple solution.

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RoD_GX  |  May 18th, 2014 at 9:14 am

The reason I upvoted this is simple: every single new PS Store update features themes and avatars for the PlayStation 3 but the Vita. I mean come on now! All they gotta do is deal with some lines of code because the avatars we are asking for are already there but they just HAVE to make it look painful. I don’t own a PS3 and I won’t own it. There shouldn’t be exclusive avatars/themes tied to a console, that’s the most ridiculous idea a company like Sony can implement.