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Bungie Has “No Plans” To Add Raid Matchmaking To Destiny

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Although they once stated they were considering it, Bungie have confirmed in an interview with Game Informer that they currently have no plans to add matchmaking to Destiny’s raids, despite a large portion of their fanbase asking for it.

Speaking in the latest issue of Game Informer, sadly only available to UK residents digitally, Luke Smith of Bungie gave a frankly irritating answer to the question of raid matchmaking:

“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 by chatting about Bungie’s love of fans using sites to find raid partners:

“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.”

Destiny is already lacking heavily in social features and it seems strange to refuse to add matchmaking into raids, considering that in reality visiting a website is essentially the same thing, albeit far slower and more cumbersome. People like myself simply don’t have enough friends playing Destiny anymore to compete in a raid, and being able to at least chat to people and organise a raid group at the tower would be a huge improvement.

Hopefully Bungie can unleash something impressive with the game’s upcoming first expansion.

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