Announcing XNA Game Studio 2.0

Announcing XNA Game Studio 2.0

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Michael Klucher
Program Manager - XNA Community Game Platform

Wow! It's hard to believe that a year ago on this blog we announced the first release of XNA Game Studio Express. Now, here we are again at Gamefest 2007 and, on behalf of the XNA Community Game Platform team, I am pleased to announce our next release: XNA Game Studio 2.0. Let's take a look at some of what's new in XNA Game Studio 2.0!

What’s New with XNA Game Studio?

  • XNA Game Studio 2.0 works in all versions of Visual Studio 2005. This includes Standard and Professional, as well as many other specific editions.

  • The new and improved interface makes it easier for you to manage your Xbox 360 console.

  • You’ll find that managing and building content is easier and more consistent in XNA Game Studio.

  • We’ve included project templates for content importers and processors.

  • You can configure how content is processed with the new ability to set parameters on Content Processors.

What’s new in the XNA Framework? Now you can:

  • Create rich multiplayer games over Xbox LIVE using the new networking APIs.

  • Create Audio more effectively with the new XACT editor!

  • Host XNA Framework games easily inside a Windows Form.

  • Use the virtualized GraphicsDevice: no more special code to handle device reset and recreate!

  • Take advantage of render targets that are more flexible, consistent, and easier to use. Xbox 360 and Windows now support multiple render targets (MRTs) as well.

  • Easily nest one component inside another thanks to improvements in GameComponent.

  • Enjoy many more enhancements and tweaks!

Most of our development on this version has been in response to your feedback. What you see here only scratches the surface of everything new in XNA Game Studio 2.0. As we near the release of XNA Game Studio coming late 2007, we'll have more information.

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  • Wow, having those features will be really great. Thanks a lot!

  • Under hösten/vintern är det alltså tänkt att version 2.0 av XNA Game Studio kommer att släppas, observera

  • We all knew this was coming but here's the official announcement . You can also watch a live broadcast

  • Under hösten/vintern är det alltså tänkt att version 2.0 av XNA Game Studio kommer att släppas, observera

  • Is there a link I can't see to the bits?

  • Thanks for listening to all of the input! Finally we will have support for Visual Studio! Can't wait to see what features are in store.

  • Yeah! looking forward to using it with orcas :-)

  • Yeah! looking forward to using it with Visual Studio :-)

  • slash that last comment :-P I didn't mean orcas, meant 2k5 ... am just playing around with orcas now in the day job

  • como mucha gente ya va ha hablar sobre xna 2.0 (kartones y morpheo seguro) pues yo paso y os cuento algo

  • Will multiplayer apis be free for Xbox 360?? :)

  • Michael Klucher has just announced XNA Studio 2.0 detailing some of the enhancements coming in the XNA

  • Michael Klucher has just announced XNA Studio 2.0 detailing some of the enhancements coming in the XNA

  • Well last night the Microsoft Guys finally announced the XNA Game Studio 2.0 System and the good news

  • Microsoft XNA Game Studio, the user-creation tool that allows you to make Xbox Live Arcade-quality games

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