Team Dakota hosted another Project Spark livestream Wednesday where it created another adventure game while also revealing some new details about the game creation title for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. The ability to record body movements into the game with Kinect was also demoed at Gamescom and there's some bad news for Xbox 360 owners in regards to the beta as well.
Project Spark will support levels that are five kilometers wide by five kilometers long for a total of 25 square kilomers while also featuring some tall heights as witnessed by the livestream video. By comparison, the map in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is approximately 37 square kilometers. However, the game maker supports the creation of multiple levels which means nigh infinite world sizes as long as you have the time to build out that much.
In essence, this means that budding game creators will be able to build anything as big as their imagination allows.
The livestream also confirmed some bad news for Xbox 360 owners in regards to the upcoming beta. In short, there will not be one for the current-gen console while invites for Windows 8 PC owners start in October and the Xbox One beta will start in January 2014.
The developers felt that both the Xbox One and Windows 8 PC betas would provide them with all the information that they will need for the game but they may change later.
Finally, the livestream did not capture the newly announced feature that allows performance capture using the Xbox One Kinect. Players will be able to use the motion sensor to capture body movement, facial movement and sound to make custom combat animations or cut-scenes in the game. This was demoed on the floor at Gamescom with footage captured by IGN. There's a slight hitch in the capture right now but it's important to remember that this is still in development and Project Spark has not even reached beta release yet.
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