, the game where you make your own games, will be undergoing some major changes soon as it was announced that it will be transitioning from a free-to-play game with microtransactions to a completely free game on October 5th.
This revamp comes with its share of changes as you might expect, and Team Dakota has given a few details of what exactly will change.
The maximum terrain limit in creations has been doubled
The maximum prop limit in creations has been increased by 500
200+ new assets have been added in game, including a dragon, goblin warlord, bog biome and a set of new primitive building blocks
Each creator will now have a total of 100 Upload Slots for their creations
UGC ranking will be based on downloads and favorites, instead of upvote/downvote ratings
The Project Spark Marketplace has been removed
The Project Spark Tour and Treasure Trove have been removed
Achievements have been revamped for players and creators
The achievement changes have been made not only because some of them would have become unachievable otherwise, but also due to community feedback that some of the achievements were overly frustrating. These changes will add an "or" condition to many of the achievements giving a second way for them to unlock.
Those who had previously spent money on the game may initially be feeling short changed with everyone now having access for free to stuff they paid for. However what may ease that pain a little is that those who purchased a retail disc or digital content after July 28th, or have a balance of purchased in-game tokens remaining will be compensated in Microsoft Store credit.
Will this transition encourage new players to create, and old players to return?
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