There Are Currently No Plans to Add Raid Matchmaking to Destiny

There Are Currently No Plans to Add Raid Matchmaking to Destiny

During a recent interview with Game Informer’s latest magazine issue, Destiny’s lead designer, Luke Smith, has confirmed that Bungie currently has no plans to implement matchmaking for the game’s raids.

Other than expressing the developer’s hopes to introduce such a thing, Smith didn’t really explain why Bungie won’t add raid matchmaking to Destiny , other that what could be interpreted as hinting that it’d be problematic to mimic the same comradery between raid participants through an in-game system.

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, ” Smith told Game Informer.

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 then went on to express Bungie’s enthusiasm about Destiny fans and community-driven websites that help players communicate and link up together for raids, saying that he believes a LFG (Looking For Game)-style of system is something the developer wants to do.

I think looking at the LFG [looking for game] – style mechanics is something we absolutely want to do. 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.

We’ll bring you more news on Destiny should further information reach our ears.

[ Source(s): Game Informer ]

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