Halo 4: Game Includes Automated Bots for Multiplayer, According to Resume
We all know that many gamers are waiting for Halo 4, which is coming as an Xbox 360 shooter. So, we could understand how rumors could start flaring up about it. The new rumor has it that the game will come with multiplayer bots. As with many other video game speculations, this one rose up from an employee’s resume. Brandon Layton has been working as programmer for Halo 4 starting July 2011. Some of his listed duties include the following:
- He worked on the automation using the language C# and in-game C++ for the creation of bots for a more challenging multiplayer.
- Using the C# language, he was able to create automated bots. These bots will be testing both multiplayer and single player/campaign environments.
- He customized a tool that made it possible for team members to make use of bots in their consoles the whole night. He used SQL database to allow simultaneous bot running.
If the above were really the duties of programmer Brandon Layton there could still be another possibility other than Halo 4 featuring multiplayer bots. The bots Layton have created make actually be used mainly and only as development tools that the team members can use to test maps.
The Halo series is known for its enemy AI, which is able to give gamers a lot of great, unique experiences. Coming from this AI to the use of bots to use for multiplayer teams is not such a big jump. Single player campaigns using bots are also possible. No wonder there are some speculations that are pushing the idea of multiplayer bots coming around for Halo 4.
Resumes can sometimes give out really great clues as to what developers are working on. However, at this point, there can be another interpretation to Layton’s list of duties. What do you think?
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