An announcement has come from Microsoft and Team Dakota that Project Spark will no longer be supported and the servers are to be switched off on August 12th 2016. The game has also been removed from download from both the Xbox Marketplace and the Windows 10 Store.

Thomas Gratz, the community manager wrote:

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.

The game became entirely free to play in October, however, it would appear that this move still did not make the game a viable operation to continue. Anyone who purchased a retail copy of the game and played it online since it became free-to-play will automatically receive a credit on their Microsoft Account.