Well, in an award acceptance video by Bungie’s Luke Smith, there are subtle hints towards them bringing bots to Halo 3. Along with the map editor which could either be a straightforward multiplayer map building tool, or even a Timesplitters-esque event based single player missions, the bots will be very interesting. I personally would be happy either way to see the bots used as multiplayers to tone your skills up on (think Perfect Dark or Goldeneye) or just as opponents in the Timesplitters like single player objectives.
What makes it look possible is that they have said that there will be big changes to the Matchmaking in September, and maybe this is it. The small last few seconds (at 1:12) of the video show Luke Smith’s Halo 3 character in a large grid area standing on a brick structure. He also says “Don’t show this to the internet!”. Also, all the hoo-hah about the Superintendent could be a character/helper in the map building tool. I personally think this will be where the Superintendent will come into a Bungie game and will insist players who make maps with flaws and gaps to “Keep it clean”. I certainly hope this is what is going to happen.
I apologise for this poorly written post though. I’m not writing it on my normal PC as my Mega-Hella-Awesome laptop arrived today and I am writing this post in front of the TV, so I’ve been a little distracted whilst writing. I just felt that I should write something as it’s been a while since I last posted anything here.