Posted Fri Oct 3, 2014 at 11:17 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
All beta accounts will carry over.
Microsoft's 'Project Spark' has been running strong in beta form on the Xbox One for the better part of a year, but this Tuesday will see the Xbox One/Windows game-making platform offically launch. In many ways, the existing template, wherein 'Project Spark' is a free digital download, will remain in place, but there will also be a retail Xbox One starter pack, full of "additional cool Project Spark" content.
For existing users, here's what the launch means:
Your Project Spark beta account will automatically carry over to a Project Spark live account. (It is…magic!)
Everything you have created, everything you have earned, everything you have unlocked and purchased, will all be there. (We are all winners!)
The Project Spark Starter Pack for Xbox One and Windows 8 will be hitting store shelves (in both the physical and virtual worlds) on October 7 in the US, October 9th and October 10th in other regions.
Project Spark remains, and will continue to remain, a free digital download. (Ha! And they say nothing was free…)
Plus, for any users that tried the game on the Xbox One or Windows 8.1, there will be a special reward come October 7th. Those users can expect an email around October 6th.
Update: Post retail launch, several users are still waiting for their reward.
Update 2: Here's the message from Team Dakota
We wanted to let you know that your account has been granted the following items from Team Dakota for your participation in the Project Spark beta.
Three (3) Days of Spark Premium.
Twelve thousand (12,000) Spark Credits.
These items have automatically been added to all accounts that logged into the Project Spark Beta prior to 11:59 pm PDT, October 5th, 2014.
Spark Premium provides the following benefits: Double XP and credit earnings Day one access to unlocking new content releases with Spark credits. Early access to Project Spark features that are still under development. Log in now and use the 12,000 Spark credits (with your active Spark Premium account) to unlock the following:
Get Started Bundle (4,000 Spark Credits).
Builder Pack: Thin Primitives (8,000 Spark Credits)
Or a number of other items available in the Project Spark marketplace.
You can find the latest info on 'Project Spark' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: Team Dakota
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