Microsoft’s Project Spark To Launch Beta On October

Microsoft today announced that it will launch its Project Spark beta for Windows 8 in October. Initially launched at this year’s E3, Project Spark is essentially a game that allows players to build custom worlds, characters and animations from an Xbox One, PC or through a SmartGlass app. It’s actually similar to being in god-mode in a game wherein a player has control over the components of the game.

 

Microsoft today announced that it will launch its Project Spark beta for Windows 8 on October.


Initially launched at this year’s E3, Project Spark is essentially a game that allows players to build custom worlds, characters and animations from an Xbox One, PC or through a SmartGlass app. It’s actually similar to being in god-mode in a game wherein a player has control over the components of the game.

According to Microsoft, Project Spark will use voice and motion capture with Kinect to let players capture facial animations, body motion, and voice, and then create custom characters and dialog in their games. Players can also record their own face and use it for an in-game character and record custom body motions and designate them as attack functions in the game.


Project Spark Demo at E3 courtesy of IGN

Project Spark will be available as a closed Beta on Windows 8 by the end of October 2013 and to the Xbox One by January 2014.

 

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