Project Spark ends it’s free-to-play model

Project Spark will abandon its free-to-play model from 5th October.

User will no longer need to buy items in the game, all items will be made free. No further paid-for content will be released either.

Any purchases made since 28th July will automatically be refunded. Any purchases made before that date will not.

Microsoft explained:

Unfortunately, we can only honor refund for purchases made since July 28, 2015. If you spent money before that date, know that you helped support something that will continue to live for your enjoyment and that of many new audiences. We appreciate the investments of everyone in our community.

Any remaining in-game credit will be converted into funds for your Microsoft account balance.
Physical copies of the game will also be refunded, as Microsoft will detect the redemption of your product key from the box.

Other changes to the game include a boost in the maximum terrain limit and maximum prop limit plus a final dump of 200+ new assets including a dragon, goblin warlord, bog biome and a set of new primitive building blocks.