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In this 2020 GDC virtual talk, 343 Industries' Josh Menke shows how to effectively test matchmaking approaches using real examples and data from a popular first-person shooter.
It was a great talk in which Menke offered an in-depth look at several commonly held best practices on how to matchmake for engagement across the industry, some of which contradict each other, with little to no data-driven evidence to support them.
If you missed seeing it live last month, now's your chance to watch it at your convenience via the official GDC YouTube channel!
In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its accompanying YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.
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