The final release of XNA Game Studio 3.0 is coming on October 30th

There was an announcement on the XNA team blog earlier this week about a couple of upcoming release dates, and I wanted to mention them here as well:

  • The final version of XNA Game Studio 3.0 will be available for download on October 30, 2008
  • The New Xbox Experience (with Xbox LIVE Community Games) will be available on November 19, 2008

Xbox LIVE Community Games will require games that are created with XNA Game Studio 3.0, so make sure to download the final release when it is available on October 30th to get your game ready to submit for peer review and publishing.  Keep in mind that you can start with an XNA Game Studio 2.0 project for Xbox 360 and upgrade it to 3.0 after it releases.  Check out this blog post for more information about XNA Game Studio project upgrade scenarios.