It’s time to share the current status of the upcoming Waterstorm update that includes bots. First of all, yes, they are still in development. Second, yes, we are making good progress. They are already alive and really dangerous.
In fact, this is a common problem when implementing bots. Making them deadly killers basically works out of the box, but balancing them so that they actually act like a human player would do is a very difficult task. That is exactly what we are currently working on. That means, all the basic stuff like path finding (no way points!), movement, weapon control, item pickup etc. is nearly done.
Moreover, they need to learn the game modes as well. By now, they know how to play deathmatch only. Anyway, all the preparative work for these tasks is done.
I’ll try to post a weekly development update. Meanwhile, have fun playing until the bots contaminate the sea ;)