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Josh Menke (Lead Engagement Designer, 343 Industries)
Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!
Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: All
What should matchmaking worry most about? Latency? Skill? Streaks? Wait time? There are several commonly held best practices on how to matchmake for engagement across the industry, some of which contradict each other, but little to no data-driven evidence to support them. The following will show how to effectively test matchmaking approaches and show real examples and data from a popular first-person shooter. The results show that not all practices are actually important, while others are critical.
Attendees should be able to go back to their own games and verify what does and doesn't drive their own players to stay engaged.
Attendees that are interested in multiplayer matchmaking and how it should be evaluated, both as a developer as well as a player. The focus will be on competitive matchmaking, but the principles discussed will still apply to cooperative.