XNA3_0_Beta_sidebar2 All you XNA fans – get over to the XNA Creators Club Online – the new XNA Game Studio 3.0 beta has just been released!  This version includes a lot of updates from the CTP released earlier this year – some of the new features include:

  • C# 3.0 coding features,
  • game invites,
  • trial mode,
  • join-in-progress multi-player, and more!

Upgrading from the CTP version is outlined on the XNA web site – the steps are basically to uninstall XNA3CTP, reboot, install XNA3beta and you’re off to the races!  Upgrading your projects from the CTP is a slightly manual process, but basically involves updating some references in the csproj file.  You can read all about how to do it at http://creators.xna.com/en-us/XNAGS3BetaReadMe.   Luckily, upgrading your 2.0 apps to 3.0beta is as simple as opening the new project in XNA3beta and “it just works”.

After you create some games, let me know – I’d love to give them a spin, and feature them here on the blog!

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