On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled their awaited game creation tool on Windows 8.1 for users to create exciting games. The Project Spark beta is the newest thing from Microsoft that will give anyone, from a developer to enthusiast to create games for Xbox One’s, Xbox 360, or Windows 8.1 machines.
The new game creation tool has long been rumored in the Microsoft universe, and by game creators, and they have been waiting to be finally released. As the beta was released by Microsoft, the unique worlds, characters, and cross platform gaming ideas have been rampant across the web.
What Is Project Spark?
Project Spark is the design tool that will allow game builders of any size to create games for all the Microsoft platforms. Gamers and designers will be able to create games, edit t hem, and then share them across the web to see. The tool is free, is will get game designers of all sizes into creating games for Windows, Xbox, and tablet platforms.
By launching exclusively on Windows 8.1, Microsoft is giving gamers and developers a reason to upgrade to Windows 8.1. The Windows 8.1 platform is totally customizable, and gives users the ability to creative shooters, puzzle games, action games, and anything else they want. Users can play the games with SmartGlass, keyboards, mice, or even the Xbox One Controller.
Xbox One Indie Developer Plan Included
The Project Spark project by Microsoft is the latest in the plan for Microsoft to get independent game developers to build for the Xbox One platform. While the Project Spark plan isn’t essentially out there to build the next Halo or Call of Duty, is gives smaller independent game developers a way to build for the Xbox One platform.
The ID@Xbox Program is Microsoft’s main plan to get the larger indie game studios onboard with the Xbox One, and Microsoft is still rolling out those plans out to them. The Project Spark is going to be limited in its rollout to people, and it will be interesting to see how Microsoft encourages smaller indie game developers to build on Windows 8.1 for the Xbox One.
I signed up for Project Spark when it was announced. I know a little about it, and want to try it out, and maybe I can build an Xbox One game. Who knows?