Games for Windows Live support confirmed

Microsoft launches XNA Game Studio 2.0 beta

Microsoft has released a beta version of its XNA Game Studio 2.0 game development framework.

The beta enables users to try out a feature-complete version of the software, including new features such as integration with all Visual Studio versions and support for networked games using Games for Windows Live – a feature now confimed after our talk with XNA boss Chris Satchell earlier this year revealed that he wasn’t sure of the viability of including it in this release.

A launch date for the final version has yet to be announced, although the official Microsoft XNA blog states that ‘the timeframe between this release and our final release will be very short’.

More information can be found at the beta site.

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