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Project Spark will be free-to-play

Thursday, 18th July 2013 23:27 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft’s game creation and sharing toolset, Project Spark, will be distributed for free.

Producer David Sapienza revealed the lack-of-pricing to Siliconera at San Diego Comic Con.

The developer noted that there will be a “free pack” containing “hundreds” of objects – everything included in the initial video demonstration – which does rather imply there will be premium packs as well, although this is unconfirmed.

Downloading games created by other users will also be free.

Announced at E3 2013 for Xbox One release, Project Spark is currently taking beta sign-ups.

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4 Comments

  1. melonbuster1

    Ha.. major hit.. This game will change the way developers make games

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    @1

    Media Molecule is making a game that is very similar to this. Not to mention Little Big Planet as well in its stylized format.

    This game will then probably go with a Sims business model. They give you x amount of content the rest you buy and crap load of expansions.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. The_Red

    Project Spark was the only thing at MS event which felt kinda original or at least semi-fresh. This move though… it will either RUIN the whole thing or will truly make Spark a decent tool for aspiring devs.

    Sadly, this is MS we’re talking about so the latter scenario is not that likely.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. DrDamn

    Interesting move. Agree with @3 this could be bad or the defining move for the game. Presumably if a creator uses an expansion pack and then someone downloads that created game they are prompted to buy the expansion too?

    It’ll all hinge on balancing the pricing and level of content I think.

    #4 1 year ago

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