Microsoft Updates XNA Studio to Beta 2

Would-be game programmers all over the world rejoice; Microsoft has released the second beta of its XNA Game Studio, allowing users to program code that can be shared (for a $99 a year fee) with other users for use on your Xbox 360. Beta 2 introduces a few new features for users to play with; the XNA Framework Content Pipeline allows third-party applications to be utilized to create XNA applications, while Microsoft has changed the interface around a bit to be less confusing. Finally, while users still can't run their creations on a real Xbox 360, Beta 2 allows users to pre-compile their code to be used when XNA Studio Final is released. Given the reception that the first beta received, it looks like there might just be a popular Xbox 360 homebrew community in the near-future.

[via IGN]