Program Manager – XNA Game Studio
Our first beta of XNA Game Studio Express has been a tremendous success. The number of downloads, activity in online communities and especially the level of excitement out there in general has been nothing short of incredible. We’ve also been monitoring all the valuable feedback on our MSDN team blog, MSDN forums and Microsoft Connect sites for both this version and for future versions of XNA Game Studio Express.
One of the most popular requests has been for a second beta and on behalf of the XNA Game Studio team, I’m pleased to announce that we will indeed be releasing another beta of XNA Game Studio Express and that it will be available in a couple weeks.
Keep checking back as we’ll be talking about more details on what you can expect in this new beta. We believe you will be pleased with the direct impact on the product your feedback has played. We’ll also have plenty of information both on our blog and in our documentation on migrating your project from the first beta of XNA Game Studio Express to the new one.
One thing that’s worth mentioning is that, as you may know there isn’t too much time between the second beta and the release this holiday. In fact you might think of this beta more as a final release candidate. This is your chance to help us identify any critical issues in the product that prevent you from using XNA Game Studio Express.
We hope you’ll enjoy using the second beta as much as the first one--and keep that feedback on XNA Game Studio Express coming!