Microsoft is looking for a handout it seems. They would like customers to build and share their own games for both Xbox One and Windows 8. With that, the company invites users to sign-up and test Project Spark, an invitation extended today and which you will need to sign up for and await an actual chance to use the service.
For now Microsoft offers a video demonstration of what to expect. The video shows off the “ease” with which games can be created and altered and promises you will be able to share them when the process is complete and you are satisfied with your finished product.
“Project Spark is an open-world digital canvas that enables anyone to build, play, and share whatever they can imagine”, the company claims on the product’s Facebook page.
The service will be free and does not require the user to have developer skills, as it will work with simple drag and drop. The project will also be available for Xbox 360.
Major Nelson, AKA Larry Hryb from Xbox Live, gave a brief announcement regarding the release, but provided little information — “beta sign up for Project Spark is now open over at https://joinprojectspark.com/. Learn more about “Project Spark’ in the above video or this Q&A done during E3”. I am registered. Can’t hurt to try, right?