Social matchmaking service Overdog launches for Xbox One

Find multiplayer partners who share your interests.

Overdog is a new third-party matchmaking service for Xbox One that incorporates Facebook-style profile information to find you multiplayer buddies that share your interests.

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Sign up for the free service and you can fill in details on your favourite movies, TV shows, music and sports teams.

You can then search for people who want to play the same games as you - to finish a raid in Destiny, for example - and receive matches that also share similar hobbies.

The idea behind the service is to take away some of the randomness of partying up with other people - and to find folk who aren't a 17-year-old Justin Bieber-loving troll from Texas.

"Instead of gaming with anonymous people in your favourite games (Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, and Madden to name a few), wouldn't you rather game with people you have something in common with?" Overdog's website states.

"Stop letting the console tell you who to play with. Game with people who feel like friends."

Available in closed beta for the last couple of weeks, Overdog is now free to try for all Xbox One owners.

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