GDC 2008: Halo 3 & the Importance of Matchmaking

Bungie's multiplayer success is dependent on stopping cheaters and ensuring everyone can find a fair match whenever they want one.

Matchmaking, explains Butcher, is a fast, reliable way to provide a continuous stream of games. "The idea [behind] matchmaking is never give users a reason to quit. You never want the game to tell them to stop playing."

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toughNAME3772d ago

All they had to do was copy Halo 2.

Let's hope while Epic and Gears 2 are steamrolling the competition they take time to implement an actual matchmaking system.