Microsoft has released more details and screenshots for the Xbox One’s new multiplayer Smart Match system.
Smart Match essentially allows Xbox One gamers to play multiplayer games with other gamers that share similar skills, preferences, language, and other key stats to help ensure the best possible multiplayer experience. This new system should alleviate those times where you get put into a multiplayer match and either get dominated by the competition, dominate the competition, or play with a group of racist homophobic teens.
In addition to the new pairing process Smart Match also allows gamers to take full advantage of their gaming time thanks to the Xbox One’s Snap function. This system eliminates those long waits to find the perfect multiplayer match based on the settings your party has inputted into the game. While the match is being searched you can play another game, watch a TV or movie, browse the net, and pretty much do anything on your Xbox One that doesn’t involve staring at an empty multiplayer lobby. Best of all, Smart Match will notify you when your match is ready with a pop-up message, so you can jump into the action from another app the moment your perfect match is ready.
The freedom Smart Match allows Xbox One gamers is promising, and it will surely make gamers stricken with ADD happy. I for one love the notion of maximizing my game time while waiting on a multiplayer match to begin, and look forward to test driving Smart Match once the Xbox One ships this fall.
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