Bungie is considering matchmaking support for its end-game content in Destiny – their loot-driven sci-fi shooter. In an interview with Metro, world design lead Steve Cotton said that Bungie are listening to fan suggestions.
“We are absolutely listening, and we’re absolutely thinking about stuff, and we are also absolutely prioritising the things that we want to do,” said Cotton during the interview. “So we’ve prioritised, in a lot of cases, giving players new adventures and new experiences. And then things like private matches, this is the right time to bring that into the game.”
When pressed further specifically about Raid matchmaking, he added: “No, no. We’ve been thinking about that a lot.”
In 2014, lead designer Luke Smith said that a looking-for-group mechanic is something they “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," said Smith.
Destiny’s latest expansion, Rise of Iron, is slated for release on September 20 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.