Project Spark dev remade X-Wing vs TIE Fighter in-game, claims studio

By Dave Cook, Friday, 9 August 2013 13:02 GMT

Project Spark is the free, game creation title from Team Dakota heading to Xbox One. In a new interview, Microsoft Studios manager Michael Saxs Persson has claimed that one of the team re-made X-Wing vs TIE Fighter using the game’s extensive tool-kit.

Speaking with OXM about the possibilities of Project Spark, Persson said, “We often challenge ourselves to reconstruct popular games. One of our guys did X-Wing vs TIE Fighter – every power up was included and the X-Wing was fully functioning. Somebody else did Force Unleashed, just to see if it could be done.”

He added, “I think the fun for me is to see genres come alive that are not doing particularly well, but they should. Like 90s-style RPGs, where they are full of adventure and wonder and you’re just hanging out talking to townspeople.

“One of the engineers, she made, like, this 40-minute epic quest. I can’t remember the last time I saw something like that. Perhaps Final Fantasy back in the ’90s?”

Project Spark was shown off at E3 this year, and it does seem to house a robust and diverse arrangement of tools. Check out our reveal coverage here.

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