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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is built to be a “sniping fantasy”

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It’s somewhat easy to see when a game has been produced on a leaner budget. Some visuals don’t pop the way they do on a first-party title, the general feel of said title feels liberally inspired by bigger budget competition and you’re probably going to be on the receiving end of a savage review score. But that being said, there’s still a ton of effort and investment that goes into any game made these days.

We’re also reaching a point where developers don’t need to mortgage their organs to make their titles look like top-notch entertainment. The tools to create great-looking games, are becoming a lot more prevalent. In fact, mid-budget may be a doorway towards resetting a mid-card IP and reinventing it. Something that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is aiming for.

“Sniper: Ghost Warrior used to be a mid-price budget series and, for the first time, we are coming out at full price and at a triple-A level,” CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski  said to MCV.

For us it’s really like re-establishing the IP.

We started from scratch. There’s so much more to Ghost Warrior 3 than any of our games before and we could even have changed the title. We didn’t as, on the other side, we have millions of fans who played previous titles that we sold. We sold close to six million copies of the previous two games but it’s really like building a new IP rather than coming out with the next instalment in an existing franchise.

It has been a long road for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. Out next year on January 27, the game has been in development for over four years now. Time spent on polishing and tweaking the formula says Tyminski:

Sniper Ghost Warrior (3)

It’s been a lot of work, this is definitely the biggest game from our studio. And Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 also is a game that is so much more than just sniping. It’s really much bigger than any other sniping game, including our own titles in the past. It’s much bigger than anything and I think it will appeal to a much wider audience than sniping games in the past.

That being said, CI Games has realistic expectations for how they’ll perform when Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is out next year. They’re not expecting to generate a few billion dollars like Call of Duty does every year. “We have to set our expectations realistically,” Tyminski said.

We don’t say we’re going to be Call of Duty in terms of the size, definitely not yet, but I think it’s going to be a big game, that’s for sure.

This game is kind of a sniping fantasy. Like, you know, one guy that can really make an impact through his decision and makes big changes… So we very much believe we have something unique here and that the feel of the game itself is different from the others.

Sniper Ghost Warrior (2)

I liked Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, which really nailed the feel of sniping. But ye gads, that game had problems. Chief among them, a dull and repetitive atmosphere that never really went anywhere. With Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, Tyminski says the studio has learnt from that first sequel and are deadset on avoiding any feeling of boredom. “Because it’s set in an open world, you have so many things to do and it also goes in a way players can decide how they want to do each mission objective,” Tyminski explained.

You can be more of a sniper or you can be more of a warrior with a more direct approach or you can be stealthier. It’s called ‘Ghost’ after all. That gives more freedom and more choices to the players than any other kind of a game we ever did in the past.

Sounds interesting already. I’ve got a feeling that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is going to be one hell of a challenging game, that mixes survival with sharpshooting. And that’s an idea that I’m hoping will earn it a devoted following.

Last Updated: October 11, 2016


  1. I’m looking forward to seeing this in action. Enjoyed GW2 more than SE2.


    • DannyB

      October 15, 2016 at 16:24

      I played SE2 and SGW2. Honestly I liked SE2 more. But to each their own. Now after watching some gameplays I think SGW3 might be better than SE4. I am not saying it will, but SE4 seems to be like SE2 and 3 all over again. But we will see for ourselves in early 2017


      • Robert

        October 29, 2016 at 08:30

        I peffer SE2, but when I look at SGW3 I can’t even believe this is the same series. It looks soooo much better and I think it’s gonna be way better than any SGW or SE from the past. And possibly the future 😉


        • hooker

          October 31, 2016 at 10:16

          I don’t know what you want from SGW2. Right, it wasn’t this good as SGW and it’s shit comapring to SGW3… but what isn’t? 😉


  2. CodeDisQus

    October 11, 2016 at 13:39

    As long as they focus on being a sniper and not becoming Cod then I’m keen! Nothing like some good sniping!


    • Admiral Chief

      October 11, 2016 at 14:33

      I used to play a LOT of Planetside 2, or as I referred to it, my sniper simulator fix

      This seems fun


      • Will4you

        October 30, 2016 at 17:48

        I think they put all effort to create this “Sniper Simulator” not for create next CoD . This series has a unique atmosphere, and definitely this is prime target for CIgames. Ok, we have a SE looks like CoD in early times. Fine, but in SE we use to play Sniper, not be a sniper like in SGW:3 For sure I will play SE also, but sniper game of the year will be SGW, no doubt.


  3. Andre Fourie

    October 11, 2016 at 14:08

    Think this game will be good. Will definitely give it a go.


  4. chimera_85

    October 11, 2016 at 15:26

    Looking good, really good.


    • Jaan

      October 21, 2016 at 21:07

      yeah, same here. This delay.. is like a gift from god! Now I don’t have any problem. just buy SE4, play it, and three months later buy SGW3.


  5. Mario

    October 12, 2016 at 00:05

    I think Sniepr Ghost Warrior 3 will be very nice game. In my opinion much more better than previous part of this series but we will see an 2017. This game promising very good and I hope this time SGW will be AAA game. I will keep my finger crossed.


  6. Fatty

    October 22, 2016 at 18:07

    I love the trailer. It looks much better than the previous one. first one was very good but this one is even better! Can’t wait for more news about the game!


  7. Maldy

    October 27, 2016 at 01:17

    The trailer is great and I love the music. It works great with the mood of the game. I am hoping that the story line will be solid – it’s like the most important thing in the game for me


  8. Robert

    October 29, 2016 at 08:31

    Very interesting article. Sniping fantasy… sounds good, right? I’m not thrilled we have to wait to April 2017, but if they need more time to work on this game, I won’t protest. I wanna good game.


  9. hooker

    October 31, 2016 at 10:18

    I think in April 2017 we’re going to receive absolutely amazing game, probably the best sniping game in history. SE looks good, but not this good. It’s a shame we have to wait so long.


  10. Gary

    November 4, 2016 at 21:27

    We know that release day was delayed but I’m still wait for this game. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 promises to be very interesting game and good sniper simulator. I hope this game will be better than previous part of this game series.


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