XNA GSE V3 is out!!

I always promised I wouldn’t do this but here I am.

XNA Game Studio V3 CTP is now out and available.

Grab it here from the Microsoft Download site

BUT!!!!!. <- there’s usually a but with something this big Surprised

Buyer beware on this one and do not forget the small print. Using this CTP will not allow you to deploy to XBOX and PC deployments will only work under the CTP binaries.

Quote from the Download site

This release represents the Community Technology Preview of Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0, which enables hobbyists, academics, and independent game developers to easily create video games for Windows and the Microsoft Zune digital media player using optimized cross-platform gaming libraries based on .NET.Targeting the Xbox 360 console is not supported in this CTP release. It will be supported in the final release version.

This CTP release of the 3.0 version contains support for the Visual Studio 2008 family of products and for developing games that run on the Microsoft Zune digital media player. In addition, there are enhancements to the XNA Framework API for media support and sound effects.

Get more info From
  1. XNA Game Studio 3.0 Readme
  2. XNA Creators Club

Me personally though am going to try it for the lovely 2008 support.


Simon (darkside) Jackson

Simon (darkside) Jackson

Engineer, industry executive, research enthusiast. Avid learner with diverse interests in coding, game development, Mixed Reality (AR/VR/XR) and reinforcement learning. 25+ years of experience working in multinational corporations and startups.


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