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!