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Project Spark Xbox One won’t require Gold subscription

Tuesday, 15th October 2013 09:29 GMT By Dave Cook

Project Spark is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but specifically, a member of developer Team Dakota has stressed that you won’t need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play the Xbox One build.

I’m guessing this also applies to the Xbox 360 build, but developer Mike Lescault was speaking only about the Xbox One version in this Reddit thread.

I’ve been thoroughly impressed with Project Spark so far. Check out my latest time with the game creation suite here. The Kinect mo-cap feature is particularly brilliant.

What do you think?

Via Polygon.

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  1. T0N10

    Wonder if you do need Gold to share creations?

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Xbone

    @1 would not be suprised.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. eaglerapida13

    great

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Silent Killer01

    Mike_Lescault – Project Spark Community Manager 3 points 4 days ago

    No. You will not need a gold subscription to play Project Spark for free on any platform.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. TheBlackHole

    It’s obvious they are going to sell you the game items, packs, weather elements, tools, or any number of other types of content.

    If you had to be a LIVE subscriber it would have killed the game.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Panthro

    @5

    Well, you need a live subscription to do anything on the 360… it didn’t ‘kill’ anything on that.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. dviation

    @1 & @2 The game doesn’t have multiplayer so when they say you don’t need a gold subscription they are referring to sharing your creations… Obviously. and @5 They are not going to sell anything separate that we have seen they already said the only things that will be paid is the stuff that will come in the future as DLC packs but everything we’ve seen so far which is an enormous amount of tools and content is all in the game for free.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. PEYJ

    Probably missed it somewhere; so its a free to download game? Will there be a retail version?

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    @7

    They will be using a business model much like Sims or LBP. The game will offer a lot from the get go but they will be selling items to you via packages. It is a F2P game. They have to make money somehow.

    “Naturally, of course, it is still a free-to-play game. The basic set is included in the free version, and that set was used throughout the hands-off demonstration we were shown at E3. It will be adding new assets on a regular basis for purchase, but if you find some clever way to use existing assets to accomplish the same goal, Microsoft says that’s perfectly fine too.”

    http://www.shacknews.com/article/81586/project-spark-free-to-play-model-doesnt-require-xbox-live

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Dinasis

    @7 They mentioned in one of their Twitch streams that while there are plans for multiplayer, they aren’t going to announce or demo anything until they have something fully featured to demonstrate.

    #10 10 months ago