XNA Game Studio 3.0 to launch October 30th

XNA Game Studio 3.0 to launch October 30th

By Ed Fear

October 15th 2008 at 10:03PM

Community Games to release alongside NXE on November 19th

Microsoft has revealed that XNA Game Studio 3.0 will be released on October 30th.

The latest version chiefly adds Microsoft's Zune music player as a development target, as well as supporting the new Xbox Live Community Games initiative - itself planned to launch as part of the New Xbox Experience hitting Xbox 360s worldwide on November 19th.

In preparation for the Community Games launch, the XNA team has penned the first draft of what it calls the Community Games Best Practices - a set of guidelines geared towards providing the best experience for players and converting them into buyers - which can be found here.