The big news for Windows Phone 7 Series is still to come at Mix next week, but today at the Game Developer’s Conference, Microsoft unveiled XNA Game Studio 4.0, part of a comprehensive plan to get app development for Windows Phones on a roll. New to XNA Game Studio 4.0:
Hardware accelerated 3D API’s on Windows Phone 7 Series Visual Studio 2010 integration with our toolset Added buffered audio support to the Audio API’s And much, much more!
We admit to not having had much time to play with XNA, but it’s definitely on our list. You can learn more about XNA at the XNA Creator’s Club site (edit: added link, oops), and once the details of the Visual Studio integration etc. come to life at Mix, you’ll be able to start developing games for the PC, Xbox Live, and Windows Phones, all working seamlessly together, very cool!