||Multiplayer Session Directory, matchmaking, networking, voice chat, and text chat.
|Common multiplayer scenarios
||Which Xbox Live functionality supports various multiplayer scenarios, including Comparative (Indirect) Play, Online Play with friends, Skill-Based Matchmaking, and Tournaments.
||Conceptual articles about Xbox Live Multiplayer services.
|Multiplayer Activity (MPA)
||Simplifies platform integration for player activities (joins), invites, and recent players, and allows players to launch into your game from their social graph.
|Xbox Integrated Multiplayer (XIM)
||An all-in-one multiplayer/networking/chat solution for Xbox Live games.
|Multiplayer Manager (MPM)
||High-level API for adding multiplayer functionality by managing sessions, matchmaking, and game invites. Provides a state- and event-based programming model.
|Multiplayer Session Directory (MPSD)
||Shares information to connect a group of users. Coordinates with the shell and console operating system in sending/accepting invites and in being joined via the gamer card.
||A player can invite other players to their game sessions. Invited players receive a game invite, and the title uses this information to join the existing session and multiplayer experience.
||The SmartMatch matchmaking service selects compatible players in a multiplayer game.
||Adding voice and text communication to your game by using Xbox Live Game Chat 2.