If you picked up Halo Reach hoping to two finds two random dudes over the internet to fill in your co-op campaign with Aunt Sally, you'll be sad to know that "playlist" is missing. It was something we noted in our review and something at the time we were told would be there when the game launched yesterday.
The game launched and the playlist was MIA.
Now Bungie has given official word that they plan on "waiting a bit" before "deploying the playlist." The reason? They want to keep things as spoiler free for as many as they can for a while.
What this most likely means is the playlist is going to contain the names of the levels and you'll be able to choose what and where you'd like to play and get matched. A nice touch. For now you'll be forced to play with your friends - which I think for most - shouldn't be a problem. 95% of my friends list last night was playing Halo Reach.