Microsoft’s Project Spark is announced to be no longer available for download through Xbox Marketplace or Windows Store. The online content will not be there for users after August 12. This will prevent users to download or upload any user created content online.
The company announced on Friday that game’s download and store has turned offline. The content servers will be turned off by the announced date. The game which was announced free for all last September will no longer serve its users.
The announcement was made by community manager Thomas Gratz by posting it on game’s official site. “This was an extremely difficult decision for our team that we do not take lightly. When Project Spark transitioned away from active development last fall, many of our team members moved to other projects within Microsoft Studios,” said Gratz.
Those people who have bought retail copy of the game and saved the code before 13 May and after October 5, 2015, the year in which the game was announced as a free or open platform, credit will be automatically added to their account.
Users could play the game after the said date, but could not have access to anything stored in the cloud. Recently, Microsoft also canceled production of Fable Legends and shuttered Lionhead Studios. As part of latest shut down, the company said it is not laying off anyone due to end to Project Spark.
People first came to know about Project Spark from Microsoft’s media presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2013. The game proposed to provide easy-to-use tools that would help anyone in building games using a controller, the Kinect camera, and a mouse and keyboard for the Windows version.