Microsoft announced earlier today that Team Dakota's unique Project Spark will be starting its beta up on Xbox One after previously being exclusive to Windows 8.1 platforms. For those unfamiliar, Project Spark is a unique experience that provides a robust, yet easy to use tool-set to gamers to create, play and share a variety of games. What sort of games? Judging from what's come out of the Windows 8.1 beta the sky really is the limit.
With the addition of the Xbox One beta, Windows 8.1 creators will now be able to test their creations on a console. Yes, Project Spark features both cross-play and cross-saves. That means creators can develop on their platform of choice and then bring it over to the other to experiment on. I'm not quite persuaded, however, that the tool-set will be as user friendly on console as on the PC. Hopefully Team Dakota can prove me wrong.
Those interested in Project Spark can register for the Xbox One beta via the game's official website. For some examples of what sort of gaming experiences can be created, Microsoft has also provided a trailer, a beta montage of sorts, with a dozen such games showing the breadth of what can be made. Hopefully the Xbox One beta is as productive as the PC one!