Microsoft Studios and developers Team Dakota have this week announced the US and UK release dates for their upcoming video game creation product Project Spark. First announced at E3 2013, the title was originally intended to launch on Xbox One, PC and Xbox 360, but the latter console is curiously absent from its latest official press release, so we'll keep you posted on the likelihood of its potential cancellation.
On the brighter side of things, at least we now know for sure when the completed retail version of the much-anticipated experience (which is currently available to download in the form of a beta on Xbox One and Windows 8.1) will ship on our shores. Both LittleBigPlanet and Disney Infinity have already famously attempted to bring players the ultimate free-reign creative package in the past, yet somehow they've still fallen somewhat short of the lofty mark set by non-franchise development tools launched by third-parties in recent years. Perhaps Spark (which is based in a semi-fantastical setting and packs Kinect and SmartGlass compatibility) will differ, perhaps not, though Microsoft will certainly be hoping for the former eventuality in light of its retail release representing one of the only major Xbox-exclusive video game releases of the year. Stay tuned to On-Screen for all the latest on Project Spark and other titles in-development at and alongside Microsoft in weeks to come...
Project Spark will unleash a world of fantastical creativity onto Xbox One and PC via all good video game retailers this October 10th in the UK (and on October 7th in the United States).