Project Spark beta in October

Microsoft's game creation tool entering testing period this year on Windows 8 in October and in January 2014 for Xbox One.


A beta period for Microsoft's game creation tool Project Spark will begin in October for Windows 8 devices, the company announced this week.

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The Xbox One beta will kick off in January 2014. No mention was made of a beta for the Xbox 360 version of Project Spark.

Those interested in participating in the Project Spark beta can register at the game's website.

At Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany this week, Microsoft announced new voice and motion capture features for Project Spark.

Creators can record their face and apply it to an in-game character, as well as perform a full-body motion attack or gesture and have it replicated in the game. Users can also record audio--including their own voices--and then modulate it in a "variety of ways."

For more on Project Spark, check out GameSpot's preview.

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