Starting in October, a public beta for Project Spark will go live. It’s a game maker app, designed so that everyday Xbox One gamers can begin to create their own games, then publish it to share with friends. The creator can build custom worlds, characters, and animations from an Xbox One, PC, or through a SmartGlass app.
For truly professional detail, both voice and motion capture with Kinect will be possible, to let players capture facial animations, body motion, and voice, and then create custom characters and dialog in their games. Kinect users can record their own face and then use it for an in-game character, or record custom body motions and assign them as an attack move in games.
Microsoft mentioned the release timeframe, too: a closed beta will start for Windows 8 devices in October and a January 2014 for Xbox One. Promo vid, after the cut.