Published on December 15th, 2015 | by Patrick Doyle


Titanfall’s Jon Shiring Gives Talk On Online Multiplayer Development

Have you ever been sitting in a game’s multiplayer lobby and wondered why the population of said lobby is dwindling? Or even what difference dedicated servers actually make to your online experience? And why does it take so long for a developer to release a patch for a game?

The Rackspace video embedded below is a talk given by Respawn Entertainment’s Jon “Slothy” Shiring on the above subjects and more. Shiring was the lead engineer on Titanfall and previously worked on games like Savage, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The main talk is approximately 55 minutes long, followed by a Q&A session for the remainder. If you have the time and interest, this is well worth a watch. If you want to get a better look at the slides used, check out Shiring’s post on GameDevDaily here, which has a link to them.


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Patrick Doyle

has been working in the Film & TV industry for over a decade and specialises in audio recording and mixing. He's always had a part-time interest in music production, gaming and technology which led him join the TechTV101 team in early 2013 and later co-found Gimmedigital.

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