Saturday, May 27, 2017

On Destiny 2 Networking

It looks as though Destiny 2 will have what Bungie is calling a "hybrid structure." Whatever the hell that means. As long as they cure the entire zoo of network error codes (aardvark, baboon, bee, centipede, cat, buck, camel, cattle, chipmunk, lime, butterfly, stingray. urchin, chicken, chimpanzee, beagle, bull, pelican, leopard, bee, fly, lion, zebra, beaver, weasel, wasp, hare, elk) I don't care that they aren't using traditional dedicated servers.

Matt: We don't use that term, because in the gaming community, “dedicated servers” refers to pure client-server networking models. Destiny 2 uses a hybrid of client-server and peer-to-peer technology, just like Destiny 1. The server is authoritative over how the game progresses, and each player is authoritative over their own movement and abilities. This allows us to give players the feeling of immediacy in all their moving and shooting – no matter where they live and no matter whom they choose to play with.