Project Spark starts today on Windows 8.1

Microsoft and Team Dakota's ambitious game creation tool, Project Spark, can now be beta-tested by everyone using a Windows 8.1 system. Project...

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Microsoft and Team Dakota's ambitious game creation tool, Project Spark, can now be beta-tested by everyone using a Windows 8.1 system.

Project Spark will allow players to create their own worlds and populate them with a number of creations. A visual scripting language will let advanced players create new AI behaviors, enabling dedicated creators to make their own games, movies, and more within Spark.

Windows 8.1 users can sign up for the beta here. Xbox One players will be able to join "early next calendar year." The game is also coming out to Xbox 360.

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    December 3, 2013 7:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Project Spark starts today on Windows 8.1.

    Microsoft and Team Dakota's ambitious game creation tool, Project Spark, can now be beta-tested by everyone using a Windows 8.1 system.

    Project...

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      December 3, 2013 7:57 AM

      Thanks for this.

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      December 3, 2013 11:07 AM

      windows 8??? gtfo

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      December 3, 2013 11:18 AM

      Shit... I've been putting off upgrading for a long time now... but I might bite on this.

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        December 3, 2013 1:48 PM

        If you're going to play anything by EA from now on, you pretty much have to. The frostbite engine is optimized for it.

        SteamOS can't get here fast enough though, I'm tired of Microsoft gimping older OS's.

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          December 3, 2013 5:11 PM

          "If you're going to play anything by EA from now on, you pretty much have to."

          That is incorrect.

          "The frostbite engine is optimized for it."

          Frostbite takes advantage of certain DirectX 11.1 features, and currently DirectX 11.1 is only available on Windows 8.1. Frostbite is not optimized specifically for Windows 8/8.1, but instead the DirectX api versions that Microsoft has so far kept exclusive to those platforms.

          If you want a real world comparison of playing a Frostbite 3 game on Windows 7 vs Windows 8.1, check out: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/24/battlefield_4_windows_7_vs_81_performance_review

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          December 3, 2013 6:46 PM

          lol wut

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      December 3, 2013 1:47 PM

      WTF 8.1. This is one of the main reasons I got windows 8 but I always get an error after updating to 8.1 and it just reverts everything back to 8.

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      December 3, 2013 6:50 PM

      Nice way to get people to go up to 8.1, MSFT

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