A July 8 post from Xbox Wire, the official Xbox blog, confirmed the arrival of Project Spark to Xbox One and Windows PC. Project Spark is Microsoft?s ambitious game-creation tool announced at the recently concluded E3 2014 event. This time, it will be released in the Americas on October 7, along with Asia-Pacific and Europe on October 9 and 10, respectively.
Project Spark is the brainchild of Microsoft?s Team Dakota and is somewhat similar to PlayStation?s LittleBigPlanet. This tool intends to allow players to share their game creations with the rest of the Xbox and Windows gaming community; but a stronger emphasis is given on game creation itself.
The Project Spark Starter Pack will retail for $ 39.99 and will come with a handful of new content including the warrior champion character called Sir Haakon ?Hawk,? the Galaxies: First Contact expansion, as well as the campaign adventure mode called Champions Quest: Void Storm.
In their version of the official announcement, Microsoft has this to say about Project Spark for the Windows PC:
“Experience the ultimate interactive playground, delivered as a free digital download with many options for enhancing your creative experience. It?s a place where you can walk in the world?s collective imagination and start playing. See how a creator did what they did, and, when you?re ready, become a creator yourself. Share all of your creations with a dynamic community, and play what the community makes. Project Spark brings creation to life and presents endless opportunities for play.”
These are some of the features and release notes for the upcoming title taken from the same post:
- Project Spark requires a connection to Xbox Live for initial login and some features.
- Requires Windows 8.1.
- Compatible with the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows.
- Supports both mouse/keyboard and touch controls.
During the E3 2014 announcement, Microsoft said that a rare character named ?Conker? will also be included in Project Spark along with the future plan of launching an Xbox 360 version. However, no word is given out regarding the release date.
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