Preview codes have been going out for Overdog, the exciting new matchmaking app for the Xbox One that brings players together based on interests rather than skill level. So far it hasn't worked.
Upon downloading and launching the Overdog, users who actually get the app working are asked to build their profile in two steps. First, select a number of entertainment interests from a small supplied list.
I chose Parks and Recreation and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Step two is selecting the sort of games you'd like to play with fans of Parks and Rec and GotG.
I selected Titanfall and Assassin's Creed, as most of the other games I own on PlayStation 4 and no one likes The Master Chief Collection.
The final step in the Overdog setup process seems to be a network error. Odd choice.
Of course it's not a choice, but an error, which the folks at Overdog are working to fix. Thank goodness they launched to Dashboard Preview Program members first! https://twitter.com/Xbox
A better app. A working app.
I did manage to get to my profile at some point yesterday.
But since then any time I've tried to get anywhere in the app I either get a network error or the infamous whirling circle of nothing's going to happen ever.
I'm sure the Overdog folks will get this all ironed out shortly. In the meantime, head over to their website to read up on what the matchmaking service will do once it's finished being previewed and rolls out to Xbox One users everywhere.