Microsoft’s ‘Project Spark’ beta launches in October, lets anyone create a game

Microsoft first unveiled its Project Spark gamer maker project back at E3 with a promise of a launch later this year. Today at gamescom, Microsoft is revealing it will launch Project Spark beta for Windows 8 in October. Project Spark is essentially a game maker within a game, letting players build custom worlds, characters, and animations from an Xbox One, PC, or through a SmartGlass app. Everything is customizable, and you can even share the finished game or edit other friend’s projects.

Although Kinect integration was previously promised, Microsoft is detailing how it all works together today with the Xbox One. Project Spark will include voice and motion capture with Kinect to let players capture facial animations, body motion, and…

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