Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 announced

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I had my target locked on. The wind was minimal. Compensation for drag was applied. Flushed my toilet to check for any signs of the Coriolis effect. Finally, that damn Pekingese dog that would not stop yapping would be silenced, and I’d have the book deal that I so richly deserved.

Surprising just about nobody, developer CI Games have revealed that a third Sniper: Ghost Warrior game is on the way. It’ll be out in 2016 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. According to the press release which I’m copying and pasting from because today is too lovely a day to apply effort, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will be developed as a AAA “production effort”. Sniper Elite V2 senior producer Steve Hart is on board this game, so there may be some light at the end of the sniper scope for the threequel.

“The Sniper: Ghost Warrior franchise is one of the most popular in the CI Games portfolio with over 5.5 million copies sold, so we’re investing a significant amount of effort into the third instalment,” said CI Games CEO, Marek Tyminski. “We’re fully committed to creating a AAA franchise that gamers can rely on for the ultimate first-person sniper experience.”

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will be set in Eastern Europe, as players find themselves having to duck bullets from three warring factions. The gameplay will also be far more open, with players using a sandbox approach to eliminating targets, sticking to the shadows or going for a proper assault.

And that actually sounds kind of cool. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 was a decent game. If you enjoyed being prone and picking off your targets one by one while factoring in for wind drag, the game would easily satisfy you. But like Sniper Elite 3 proved this year, players want more. They want to move around, and set the perfect shot up.

I’d dig to see more of that in Ghost Warrior 3. Now keep quiet, I have that damn yapper in my sights…

Last Updated: December 17, 2014

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