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Project Spark Developer Remade X-Wing vs TIE Fighter In Game

Jonathan Lester
Microsoft Studios, Project Spark, Windows 8 games, X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, Xbox One Games

Project Spark Developer Remade X-Wing vs TIE Fighter In Game

According to Project Spark's developers, the upcoming sandbox game creation toolkit headed to Xbox One is powerful enough to create entire games in numerous different genres. Case in point: a fully-featured homage to X-Wing vs TIE Fighter.

Microsoft Studios manager Michael Saxs Persson waxed lyrical about Project Spark to OXM, citing multiple examples of its potential for massively creative user-generated content. “We often challenge ourselves to reconstruct popular games," he explained. One of our guys did X-Wing vs TIE Fighter – every power up was included and the X-Wing was fully functioning. Somebody else did Force Unleashed, just to see if it could be done.”

“I think the fun for me is to see genres come alive that are not doing particularly well," he added, "but they should. Like 90s-style RPGs, where they are full of adventure and wonder and you’re just hanging out talking to townspeople.

“One of the engineers, she made, like, this 40-minute epic quest. I can’t remember the last time I saw something like that. Perhaps Final Fantasy back in the ’90s?”

Details are still relatively thin on the ground about Project Spark, but of all the confirmed Xbox One titles, it promises to be one of the most revolutionary next-gen games on the market. It's also slated to hit Windows 8, as a free to play base game with microtransactions. Here's the E3 debut and community highlight reel to refresh your memory.

We love the idea of a massively-featured canvas for players to create and share their own content. LittleBigPlanet may have met its match if Project Spark delivers on its promises, if only for fans of space sims like ourselves.

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Tsung  Aug. 9, 2013 at 16:06

Screenshots & Video or it didn't happen :)

Stelph  Aug. 9, 2013 at 16:20

Curses, I saw the title and thought that someone was FINALLY remaking xwing in HD

Broken dream "sob"

bggriffiths  Aug. 9, 2013 at 16:34

Ha, sure you did guys. Just like I made Half-Life 3 in Little Big Planet.

JonLester  Aug. 9, 2013 at 16:58
[email protected]  Aug. 9, 2013 at 21:56

Spark does look good, shame I'll never play it as I'm getting a PS4.

But anyway saying "I did this, we did that" means nothing without the evidence to back it up.

At the very least they could say these levels/games will be available to play when it ships....oh suddenly it has all gone quiet.

Cricky  Aug. 9, 2013 at 23:39

I'm not sure how much I trust him if he hasn't seen an epic quest since the 90s!

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