Shattered Horizon getting AI bots, survival mode

A new free expansion for zero-gravity FPS Shattered Horizon will add AI bots and a co-op survival mode with waves of the blighters.

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Zero-gravity PC FPS Shattered Horizon is receiving another free content update, developer Futuremark has announced.

The 'Last Stand' pack will add AI-controlled bots to the multiplayer shooter, letting you pad out servers or simply play offline for once. The bots will also star in the eponymous new mode Last Stand, where four players will face off against "waves of increasingly difficult bot enemies."

Futuremark has previously released free packs expanding the range of maps and weapons in Shattered Horizon. Both were followed by a 'free weekend' promotion on Steam with a month, so don't be too surprised if we see another soon.

Last Stand is due to blast off "before the end of the month."

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    March 16, 2011 7:00 AM

    Comment on Shattered Horizon getting AI bots, survival mode, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 17, 2011 7:45 AM

      Awesome- I played this game a while back during a free-play weekend on Steam and thought it was fun, but it wasn't enough to prompt a purchase. This might push me over that edge. I loves me some bots.

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        March 17, 2011 9:33 AM

        The game's great, I had a blast playing during those free weekends. I bought it, but there isn't enough of a community to keep things active, it seems. Whenever I pop on every now and then to start up a game, I can't find any more than 2 players per server...

        Maybe this will help draw a bigger crowd?

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          March 17, 2011 10:01 AM

          Yea I hope so! I bought it on one of the weekend sales, and it is a visually stunning game, and fun too. I think bringing this co-op mode will help bring some life back to it.

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            March 17, 2011 1:05 PM

            Once they do another free weekend I'll likely see you guys there. And you're right- the visuals are terrific. It doesn't hurt that the action makes me think of Ender's Game.

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      March 17, 2011 10:39 AM

      This game already had bots I thought?

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        March 17, 2011 4:43 PM

        I think there were servers running tests of custom bots or something. Because they were clearly not people.
        Not sure if they relate in any way to the bots being released now.

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      March 17, 2011 2:54 PM

      Not interested in MP bots but I love a good humans-vs-waves-of-AI mode.

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      March 18, 2011 3:06 PM

      I bought this game even before trying ti because it was dirt cheap on sale. I played it for 10 minutes since it brings my system to its knees even on low settings every time.