Microsoft XNA Compiled Format
XNB files are created by Microsoft XNA and distributed with many games. XNB is a general serialization format capable of representing arbitrary .NET objects, but there are common definitions for textures, sound samples, 3D models, fonts, and other game data. XNB files may use LZX compression (referred to as the Xbox XMemCompress format).
Files begin with ASCII characters "
XNB", followed by "
m", or "
Microsoft provides XNB format documentation and sample code.