Peer Review Pipeline Closed for New XNA GS 3.1 Games or Updates on App Hub

App Hub has stopped accepting for peer review and playtest any game or game update that was made with XNA Game Studio 3.1. Developers creating games for Xbox LIVE Indie Games must now work exclusively with XNA Game Studio 4.0 if they wish to submit their game or game update to App Hub.

If you have an XNA Game Studio 3.0 or 3.1 game currently on Xbox LIVE Indie Games, it will continue to work. This change doesn't affect the ability to purchase or play any game currently on Xbox LIVE Indie Games. However, this restriction does affect any updates to existing games in Xbox LIVE Marketplace. A developer who wants to make updates to an existing game on Xbox LIVE Indie Games must make the updates in XNA Game Studio 4.0, even if the existing game was made in XNA Game Studio 3.1 or earlier.

Developers can still deploy and debug XNA Game Studio 3.1 games on their Xbox 360 console by using XNA Game Studio Connect, but won't be able to submit these games for playtest or peer review until they are upgraded to XNA Game Studio 4.0.

XNA Game Studio 4.0 is available for download as part of the Windows Phone Developer Tools, or as a standalone download. See the Downloads page on App Hub for more details.