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Microsoft explains Xbox One Smart Match

by William Schwartz


The Xbox One is aiming to revolutionize matchmaking in the next-generation. While it was revealed back at E3, the new matchmaking system hasn’t seen many details released about it. Today, Major Nelson took to his blog to discuss “Smart Match”, and how it will work on the Xbox One.

Freedom separates the Xbox One from other consoles without instant swapping features

Major Nelson claims that the Smart Match features “Go way beyond the beacon system on the Xbox 360.” Games will have the ability to match players based on reputation, skill, language, age, and gameplay style. The post says that new details are on the way about how Xbox One will use data to make the magic happen.

This Smart Match system runs while you are doing other things on the Xbox One. “Snap mode is a core feature of Xbox One that lets you do two things at once, you no longer have to wait in lobbies while Xbox Live is matchmaking for you. This freedom to break out of waiting in lobbies and do whatever you want is what seperates Xbox One from systems that don’t have a way to instantly switch between tasks.”

More details about the Smart Match system are promised for later this week. As for the Xbox One, we know its coming in 2013, we just don’t know when.

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