Xbox One Gets Project Spark Beta
Beginning today, the developers at Team Dakota, are expanding the Project Spark beta to Xbox One. The Project Spark beta has been available on Windows 8 for a while now, and many fans of the project have wondered when the beta would be coming to Xbox One. Anyone interested in this world builder should head on over to www.projectspark.com and use your email to enroll for beta access.
You can make anything that you can imagine with Project Spark. Pinball games, Jenga, a clone of Flappy Bird, and even recreate set pieces from Game of Thrones. There’s so much to do and try, and the community has already created a bunch of stuff for you to play once you get access.
The Xbox One version gives the user access to a Performance Capture system that allows them to create custom animations for their projects. You can edit these animations to get the feel and look for your characters. Giving you the ability to create NPCs for RPGs, or monsters that will attack the player. There’s no limit to what you can possibly do in Project Spark, it’s entirely up to you.
You’ll also be able to easily share your creations with the rest of the world. Project Sparks uses the Internet Explorer app and seamlessly lets players access community content. What are you waiting for, sign up, and start sharing your world with everyone else.
I Couldn’t Believe This Happened
The Xbox One’s second major update is scheduled to release on March 4th, a week before the release of Titanfall. This update will improve many features with the systems party chat and invitation features. Microsoft is sending invitations to select Xbox Live members and they will be receiving their dashboard beta tokens via the Xbox Live message system.
Standby For Titanfall . . .
Late last night around midnight on the East Coast, Respawn began to kill the servers, and one by one each server was brought down. You could hear the Internet cry out in sorrow as we now have to wait three weeks to play the full retail version of Titanfall. I was fortunate enough to continue playing until 2 AM, almost two hours after Respawn Entertainment killed the servers. So me and a few friends kept playing with whoever could still find our lobby. Search times were increased to nearly 10-15 minutes. I eventually became too tired to continue and so I signed off and said goodbye to the Titanfall Beta.
Be Advised . . .
As as a friendly reminder the Titanfall beta will come to an end tonight at 6 PM PST. That’s 9 PM Eastern.
However, new details have emerged about the beta. Jon Shiring tweeted that a test for server patches will go out tonight at 6 PM PST. He says that if the patch is a success he will keep the servers online for a few more hours to allow us to test out the servers with the new patch.
With the Titanfall beta opened up to all on Xbox One and available to all those who registered their email for the PC version should see it on their Origin’s game list more people are able to get on and log jam the limited amount of servers Respawn has available for the beta. If you experience any server issues this is why! The full release will have many more servers to play on, remember this is a test.
Titanfall Beta Opens the Gates
Earlier this week Respawn Entertainment launched the Titanfall beta to stress test their servers. Due to the overly anxious public begging to get their hands on the game and delays in beta key emails, Respawn decided to open the flood gates and open the beta to anyone who wants to take part. This is a smart move, it gets the greatest amount of pilots playing on the servers. This gives me confidence that on March 11th, the always-online, multiplayer only Titanfall, will be at peak server performance on day one. Please go to the Titanfall forums to leave feedback about the beta as well as any issues you may experience.