Quantcast
XNA Game Studio 2.0 released, includes multiplayer functionality - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


XNA Game Studio 2.0 released, includes multiplayer functionality


8:02 PM on 12.12.2007
XNA Game Studio 2.0 released, includes multiplayer functionality photo



The beta for XNA Game Studio 2.0 is out now and ready to be downloaded. The most notable improvement over XNA Game Studio Express is the ability to bring your PC and/or Xbox 360 games online via Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live.

That's right, now your little XNA experiment can include cross-platform multiplayer, should you decide to go that route. All of the new features included with the latest version of Microsoft's popular development platform are detailed here.

Continuing in the tradition of this year's Dream-Build-Play contest, registration for Dream-Build-Play 2008 will start on December 14 with the Silicon Minds Warm-Up Challenge. In order to win, you must create a finished game using XNA that is not only fun to play, but features brilliant artificial intelligence.

The prize? An opportunity to meet with either Microsoft Research's Machine Learning Group, Rare, or Lionhead Studios for an internship in addition to GDC 08 expo passes and some cold hard cash. Not to shabby, eh? The winners for the 2007 Dream-Build-Play competition were shockingly good, so I can't wait to see what aspiring game devs have in store for us.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Developer stuff

2:00 PM on 10.20.2014
Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft after 10 years

Jade Raymond, the managing director at Ubisoft Toronto, is parting ways with Ubisoft after ten years with the company, the publisher announced today. Raymond produced Assassin's Creed and served as executive producer on Assas...more



11:30 AM on 10.12.2014
How a casual game jam lead to Fight Tank

So many of us love videogames but are intimidated by the idea of making them. Devi Ever has taken on the problem as part of her self-declared purpose in life. She wants people to make videogames. Literally all the people.&nbs...more



5:30 PM on 10.10.2014
Factor 5's canceled Rogue Squadron compilation sounds incredible

As if we don't have enough canceled Star Wars games to mourn already, here's a couple more. During a recent Nintendo Voice Chat appearance, Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht opened up about a Rogue Squadron compilation and...more



View all Developer stuff






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more