As of today, the servers for Project Spark will be taken offline. If you would like to access any content that’s currently up for download, please download them now. After today the only way to access that content will be on a local device. If you have purchased the retail “Project Spark Starter Kit” or have any remaining credits left in the game, you may be eligible for refund in the form of credits for your Microsoft accounts (Xbox Live).
The announcements for the sunsetting of Project Spark was made back in may. The one silver lining is no one is being laid off. All staff has been moved on to other projects and will remain employed.
Community Manager, Thomas Gratz had this to say:
Despite this news, we want to celebrate the accomplishments of our team and community of creators and players. Our team released 46 content packs, thousands of assets and 16 updates since launch (averaging more than one update every two months). We produced hundreds of livestreams and videos to educate and celebrate our community. In turn, our passionate fans have then gone above and beyond supporting “Project Spark” by uploading hundreds of thousands of creations and dreaming up millions of objects, behaviors, and experiences. Outside the game, they created fan sites, tutorials, forums, apps, and more! We thank everyone who has played or created anything within “Project Spark,” as it would have never existed without you.