Project Spark is going to officially exit its beta testing by next week and will then look forward to its release on October 7, announced Team Dakota today.
The developer confirmed that accounts for all beta testers will be carried over to the live game upon release. This means that all progression, creations, unlocks and purchases will not be lost when the game exits its beta phase. Additionally anyone who plays the beta before 11:59 PM PDT on October 5, will get a special beta rewards package.
Project Spark has been in development for four years and is a free-to-play game, supported by in-game purchases. The entire game is essentially a toolbox that allows players to create their own games with their own worlds that have their own adventures. These can then be shared across with the community.
The game was originally announced for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. It, however, will release on October 7 for Xbox One and Windows 8.1 only, with the Xbox 360 version coming at a later date.
Support for cross-platform and cloud saving means that players can begin playing the game on a Windows 8.1 device and continue doing so on Xbox One or vice versa.
The first full release will be free to download, but content packs scheduled for release later will be priced. The first of which is the Starter Pack, available both digitally and in stores, with retailer-specific pre-order bonuses.