Bungie has confirmed that they have no current plans to implement raid matchmaking in Destiny.
Speaking to Game Informer, lead designer Luke Smith explained Bungie’s reasoning for not adding matchmaking to the sci-fi multiplayer shooter.
“We’re certainly noticing that there is voracity in the fanbase for content that makes them think-content that challenges them in some different ways,” he said.
“I think rather than say ‘Yeah, we’re going to make matchmaking for raids,’ the way I’m thinking about this problem is how we’re going to create that kind of content and create those kinds of emotions in matchmade activities. I think that’s the challenge. It’s not how do we change the raid-design philosophy to allow for matchmaking.”
Smith continued, mentioning the development team’s enthusiasm toward community-driven sites helping individual players link up with one another.
“I think looking at the LFG [looking for game] – style mechanics is something we absolutely want to do,” he said. “We would love to get to a place someday where you can advertise your intent to people. Where you can say ‘I want to do this. Are you looking to do this with me?’ But we have absolutely no plans to do raid matchmaking at this time.”
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