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.
Great news for everyone who wants to get into the Titanfall beta but has been unable to get a key or have just been too anxious to play. Titanfall is the most exciting game coming out in this first round of games releasing in the early part of 2014.
Jon Shiring, programmer at Respawn Entertainment said “Let’s break it.”
Ok, just heard from @jonshiring. His words are ‘Let’s break it’, so the plan is to make the beta fully open and have you max stress it!
2/15/14, 9:10 PM
The servers will be opening up for Xbox One first and then PC later on. Vince Zampella believes that the servers should hold up fine, and that the only issue might be a delay in finding a server at peak times, but that’s only the worst case scenario.
It should hold up fine now, worst case should be delays in finding a server during peak times.
2/15/14, 9:13 PM
Vince Zampella also said on Twitter that they would be extending the beta to make up for the downtime experienced earlier in the weekend.
We are going to extend at least a day, to make up for the down time.
2/15/14, 8:29 PM
Microsoft’s Major Nelson has details on how to download the Titanfall Open Beta on his blog www.majornelson.com.
I look forward to seeing more of you on the battlefield. I have my first impressions coming up along with a few videos that will excite you for falling Titans.
The Titanfall Beta has arrived for much of the gaming public on Xbox One and PC. I was fortunate enough yesterday early in the morning to get some game sessions in before the servers took a dive later in the day. I was then able to get on again later in the night. The Titanfall servers are back online and new waves of beta codes will continue to be sent out until February 17th. So don’t worry if you haven’t got your code yet. I’ve recorded some videos and put them together for a couple of wall run videos and a first encounter video. These videos can be found on my YouTube page, and when I finish writing my reactions to the game they will be posted here as well.
A little bit later I will have that post up and in it my reactions to the game will be discussed as well as what Respawn can do to provide an even better experience to the users. I will also discuss the game’s controls and which button layouts are best to use on the Xbox One controller. Until then here’s the first wall running video I made so you can get a look at one of the game’s core mechanics. Hope this helps all you new Pilots learn how to be a better Titanfall commando!
For those of you that have signed up for the much anticipated Titanfall beta for Xbox One and PC should stay glued to their mailbox. In a tweet sent out earlier today by Vince Zampella. “Codes should be sent out later tonight, I’m not saying times because they always seem to hit the button early!” Here is a link to his tweet.
With the Titanfall beta going live for many players tonight on Xbox One and PC you can expect a lot of video clips and streams to go up. I plan on putting together some videos myself this weekend using the Xbox One Game DVR. Depending on when I receive my beta code you can expect to see a few videos posted before the end of the weekend.
In the meantime, check out this Battlefield 4 video. Y’know, if you have a spare 16 minutes.