So instead of taking advantage of more people discovering bugs that can damage gameplay that can easily be reported at the time for Illfonic to fix, thus improving their product for all to enjoy.......they care about image above all else?
Little wonder the shape of the game currently.
Also they don't like working on weekends.
I do feel bad for the PC players though. Apparently their side was the necessity for the bots from what I read on the Illfonic forums. And as much as some PC players would not like to believe, PS players in this community, myself, PS players outside the community, I keep asking, I make it a point to ask, and more than not check their crossplay off (including me). "I don't wanna play with no f'n PC players"... because there's an advantage with fps on PC. PS players are the lionshare of the playerbase and most are pretty smart when it comes to that imbalance. And the in-game option to turn that off isn't hidden.
We on PC are all getting matches as FT in 30 seconds and as Predator in 2-3 minutes, most people on PS don't turn crossplay off, you guys that do it are a minority that doesn't affect us. If I'm playing ft solo most time I'm the only PC player in the lobby, we only play with crossplay off if we have a party of 4 PC players since its too easy to win otherwise, still fast to find matches as FT even then.
The game is poorly optimized for PC, I play it with 40-50 fps most of the time due to the graphics I have it set, on ps5 you can get that same type of fps. Most people on PC can only go with over 60 fps if they lower the graphics.
The advantage on PC is more in regards to the aiming and spotting you can do with the mouse, key biddings etc.
Bots were added more due to complains of how bad randoms fireteam players you get into matches with are, if you are playing alone you are going to have to fight the Predator 1v1 most of the time. Bots are more usefull since they follow you around, can drop ammo or medkits, give you extra lives, are actually capable to hitting the Predator.
Here is an example of an average match with randoms and a bot now: