In a post on the official Killzone forum, a member of the development team addressed the reasons for the latest patches, saying that they were largely multiplayer focused and aimed at revising match-making and team balancing. He goes on to detail many of the changes found in these updates, including the altered Update 1.05.
Originally planned as a content delivering update, update 5 in actuality brought little more than stability fixes. It has now been confirmed that the quick release of the fifth patch, and alteration to the schedule was due to some nagging issues brought on by 1.04. However this left many pondering the future of the free maps and Botzone that were originally promised for the portable shooter’s fifth update, or whether they would come at all.
Thankfully the developer, who goes by the user name Mattp_at_work, confirmed that while perhaps not quite on schedule, the content-rich update is still on its way.
“Well, both features are still coming, but need a little more time before we’re happy to release them to you.”
Unfortunately what would come next from the developer could be considered a classic case of good news, bad news, as he revealed that while the maps and mode are still incoming; they will no longer be arriving in unison.
“I’m pleased to announce that the 2 new maps are now in final phases of development and should be released within the next few weeks.” he revealed “However, we’ve decided to move Botzone into a separate update which will be following on a little later.” he conceded.
It is unknown at this time as to when we can expect Botzone, but it looks like it won’t be long until fans of Killzone Mercenary duke it out on some brand-new maps in the multiplayer.
We will have more here at TVL as it is released.