Project Spark ditches microtransactions to become a free and open creation engine.
In a news post on the Xbox website it has been confirmed that Project Spark will become completely free to use from next week.
The move will make all paid content free and available for new and existing Project Spark users. Following the change Microsoft will focus less on producing elements for the game and begin encouraging more user-generated content.
“Project Spark’s goal has always been to empower creativity. We’ve been an incubation engine for ideas from epic to artistic and we plan to continue doing so,” said Rahul Sandil, Head of Project Spark Acquisition/Engagement.
According to Sandil Project Spark has over 200,000 creators, creating between 300-400 games a day.
All great news, but what about players who have previously put money down on DLC?
Anyone who has purchased digital content, activated a retail disc,or has in-game tokens will be entitled to Microsoft Store credit of equal value.
Alongside this news, a range of new features will be coming to Project Spark on October 5. These include an increase in terrain and prop limits and the addition of over 200 new assets.
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