Microsoft has announced the release of XNA Game Studio 2.0, the next generation of the popular game development platform for Xbox 360 and Windows. The new version builds on Game Studio Express and includes the ability to create online and cross-platform multiplayer games using Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows LIVE. Version 2.0 also adds more than 15 new features.
"When building XNA Game Studio 2.0, we wanted to offer everyone the opportunity to utilise the rich gaming environment of LIVE used by AAA developers for titles such as 'Halo 3' and 'Gears of War,'" said Chris Satchell, general manager of the XNA organization at Microsoft. "We accomplished our goal with this new toolset, and, best of all, it remains highly accessible to students, hobbyists and pros alike."
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