“We’ve been thinking about that a lot.”
One of the big omissions in Destiny is matchmaking- there is no matchmaking for Destiny‘s various Raids. Given that the raids are among the best bits of content in the entire game, and that they form the bulk of end game activities in the title, this means that realistically, for a lot of players, there is no point in playing the game if they don’t have some friends also interested in playing it.
“We are absolutely listening, and we’re absolutely thinking about stuff, and we are also absolutely prioritizing the things that we want to do. So we’ve prioritized, 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. So, I think it’s just about us trying to make the things that we think are the most impactful for each release. And constantly looking at stuff that people are talking about,” Steve Cotton of Bungie said to Metro UK in an interview. Asked specifically about the possibility of matchmaking for raids, Cotton said, “[It’s not off the cards.] We’ve been thinking about that a lot.”
This surely comes as good news to a lot of Destiny fans- the lack of matchmaking in raids has been one of the biggest issues with the game that has continued to be one of the big deficiencies of Destiny that have gone unaddressed. Hopefully with Destiny 2, this is no longer a problem.