XNA Game Studio 3.0

The good folks who put together our gaming tools have released XNA Game Studio 3.0. They have a message they asked me to share with you: "XNA Game Studio 3.0 appeals to game developers of every level and now enables commercial community games to be written for Xbox LIVE. XNA Game Studio 3.0 supports C# 3.0 and Visual Studio 2008, giving developers more options than ever before, while continuing to provide easy-to-use, approachable tools for hobbyists, academics and indie game developers. XNA Game Studio 3.0 enables developers to produce the best games to be shared with the world on Xbox 360, Windows PC and now on Zune.  Visit http://creators.xna.com to download XNA Game Studio 3.0 and start creating your game today!"

This looks promising, so I thought I would post this notice right away. You might also be interested in viewing this page where the following features of Game Studio 3.0 are spelled out:

  • Visual Studio Integration: Support for C# 3.0, LINQ and most versions of Visual Studio 2008.
  • Try Before You Buy: Allow your customers to try your game before they buy it.
  • Invite Friends: Developers can allow players to invite friends to join their game.
  • Even More New Features: Develop games that work on Windows, Xbox 360 and Zune.
  • Also: 1-click installation of Windows games. Highly compressed distribution of games.


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  2. Bernard says:

    Great article! Wanted to show our working protoype using XNA 3.0 on TorqueX.

  3. markus says:

    Does anyone know, is the license still the same as for earlier XNA versions?

  4. Mucahid Uslu says:

    is that an open source license?

  5. ccalvert says:

    Answers to some of hte questions asked here:

    • XNA Game Studio 3.0 is a fee download for PC development.

    • If you’d like to develop your game for your retail Xbox360 you have to purchase a Creators Club Membership for either 4 months-$49 or 12 months-$99.

    • This product isn’t open source

  6. pedanticFrog says:

    "XNA Game Studio 3.0 is a fee download for PC development."

    You mean FREE or FEE? Big difference there…


  7. Weldon Bolden says:

    Is this something bought here or can I buy somewhere else?

  8. Ronnie says:

    XNA Game studio, is FREE – note the R in FREE for PC development, but as already stated, a fee for X-Box dev

  9. John says:

    Can you make games in XNA Game Studio for commercail use by selling it, or is it only for hobby and sharing?

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