Program Manager – XNA Community Game Platform
This Friday, December 7th, will be your final chance to download the beta of XNA Game Studio 2.0. We are ending the beta program in preparation for our final release.
Additionally, the Games for Windows – LIVE online functionality will become disabled. You will still be able to use XNA Game Studio 2.0 Beta to program System Link games, but you will not be able to log on by using a LIVE-enabled Gamertag.
As we have mentioned, the delta between the beta and the release was very short. During that period, we addressed many bugs and issues, but the beta you received was "feature complete," meaning that everything new for XNA Game Studio 2.0 was included with the beta.
Our final release is right around the corner, and we’d like to thank everyone who took time to download our beta as well as provide feedback through the Microsoft Connect site. It’s with your help that we can ensure that our final build is as stable as possible.