XNA Game Studio 2.0 Released

Michael Klucher
Program Manager – XNA Community Game Platform

On behalf of the XNA team, I am pleased to announce the availability of XNA Game Studio 2.0 beginning early morning Dec 13th, 2007 PST.

To get your own copy of XNA Game Studio 2.0, head over to XNA Creators Club Online at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=101280&clcid=0x409. There, you’ll find information on downloading both the Windows tools needed to develop games as well as information on downloading XNA Game Studio Connect so that you can deploy games to your Xbox 360 console.

Since we first released XNA Game Studio Express a little over a year ago, we’ve made a lot of improvements, including many features you asked for. Two of the most important new features are support for multiplayer networking over Xbox 360 and Games for Windows using LIVE and support for all versions of Visual Studio 2005.

Please make sure you check out any known issues in our readme at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=97935&clcid=0x409. If you have trouble with your installation of XNA Game Studio 2.0, visit the XNA Creators Club Online forums, where people (including many members of our team) will be around to help you.

Once you get running don’t forget to check out the Dream-Build-Play 2008 Warmup Challenge with several great prizes.

We’ve also got you covered with new samples and starter kit’s updated for XNA Game Studio 2.0. Over the next few days and weeks, we’ll refresh and enhance our developer education lineup.

Finally, as always we’d like to thank you for helping support XNA Game Studio by trying out our betas, using the product, and giving feedback. You are instrumental in driving our product and making the vision of user-created games a success. When I consider the amazing number of great games this community has produced in the past year, I can’t wait to see the games you create with XNA Game Studio 2.0!

Comments (32)

  1. The XNA Team announced today d the release of XNA 2.0 with long awaited new features like networking

  2. Great news, XNA 2.0 is now available. Find out all about it on the XNA team blog . I still have a few

  3. Great news, XNA 2.0 is now available. Find out all about it on the XNA team blog . I still have a few

  4. sfn says:

    Thank you for the release XNA team.

    Question: If one has the Games Studio 2.0 beta – should one upgrade or reinstall or simply leave it?


  5. Michael Klucher says:

    You’ll want to uninstall the beta version first.

  6. Korn1699 says:

    I uninstalled the beta, but when I try to install 2.0, I get an error.  The error is "Setup has detected that the original source is necessary to continue.  Please redownload and execute XNAGS20_Setup.exe"  

    I tried that and got the same error…

  7. XNA Game Studio is a product from Microsoft that allows you to create games for Windows and the Xbox

  8. nordhaus says:

    I know it supports VS 2005, does that mean it "won’t" work in VS 2008? And will it complile with .Net versions 3.0 and 3.5 ?

  9. As described in this post on the XNA team blog , the final version of XNA Game Studio 2.0 is now available

  10. I just got an email about XNA Game Studio 2.0 being released this morning and thought I’d share since

  11. Game Theory says:

    Woot! The moment you’ve all been waiting for is upon us. XNA GSE 2.0 has been released with some killer

  12. My man Michael Klucher ( who was up all night incidentally, as was Dean) has more of the info you need

  13. pixelame.net says:

    Para todos aquellos que quieran programar tanto para XBOX 360 como para el Windoz, Microsoft lanza la versión 2.0 de su producto XNA. Añade nuevas functionalidades, como el soporte de red para las dos plataformas. ¿Contraatacarán Sony y Nintendo?

  14. Flavien l ‘annonçait il y a quelques temps, aujourd’hui c’est désormais chose faite la release de XNA

  15. SysRq2000 says:

    Best news in ages. ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Take a look at this post from the XNA team. As the title might indicate they just released the final

  17. Michael Klucher says:

    If you are having setup issues, please visit our forums using the link above as many issues that users have had are listed there with information on how to get working again.


  18. Since the final version of XNA Game Studio 2.0 was announced earlier today , we have heard from a few

  19. ์ค€์„œ์•„๋น  ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. XNA ๊ฒŒ์ž„ ์ŠคํŠœ๋””์˜ค 2.0์ด ๊ณต์‹ ๋ฐœํ‘œ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. http://blogs.msdn.com/xna/archive/2007/12/13/xna-game-studio-2-0-released.aspx

  20. Yesterday the much anticipated XNA Game Studio 2.0 launched adding support for all versions of Visual

  21. msdn Austria says:

    Es ist soweit! Die finale Version von XNA GameStudio 2.0 wurde released! In dieser neuen Version gibt

  22. Attention all game development enthusiasts; XNA Game Studio 2.0 has just been released to the public! Hooray!

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  25. Phew! We finally launched XNA Game Studio 2.0 ! I don’t think our team could be happier with some of

  26. marclomb says:

    The Microsoft Licensing Terms Strictly Prohibits:

    1. ANY NETWORKED GAMES IN ANY PLATFORM W/O A SIGNED AGREEMENT (good luck getting the time of the day, I tried)

    2. Distributing games on the XBOX.

    XNA, IMO is a SCAM designed to sell content creator subscriptions and sell more XBOX to suckers giving them NOTHING in return.

  27. The MSIs for the XNA Game Studio Express 1.0 and 1.0 Refresh releases were created using WiX v2.0 . The

  28. The MSIs for the XNA Game Studio Express 1.0 and 1.0 Refresh releases were created using WiX v2.0 . The

  29. Virtual says:

    Take a look at this post from the XNA team.

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