Hi-Rez Details How Crossplay Has Helped Their Games

QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers February 8, 2019

If you've ever doubted that crossplay is a good thing for online games, Hi-Rez has some news for you. According to a tweet posted by Hi-Rez President Stew Chisam, crossplay between Xbox and Switch has resulted in some significant improvements for Paladins players trying to match in multiplayer. Chisam even dropped some numbers.

In the tweet, he states that wait time was reduced by 30% while the level spread had decreased by 40%. But, that wasn't all. More impressively, what the company considers "bad" matches had been reduced by 80%. That's a lot.

Since he was dropping details on crossplay, some fans popped in to ask him about Switch getting voice chat. The answer? It's in the works. Chisam added they're working on it with Vivox -- although he provided the wrong Twitter handle. It's @vivox_inc, not @vivox (which is a suspended account.)

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QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

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