Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Announced for 2016 Release

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Announced for 2016 Release

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with CI Games aiming for a 2016 release, the studio announced today.

The new game will be the first in the series to be made with a "AAA production effort," according to the press release. It's being built from the ground up for current-gen platforms, with a development team that includes Steve Hart, former senior producer of Rebellion’s Sniper Elite V2, and combat veteran and former Marine Paul B. Robinson.

"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 installment," said Marek Tyminski, CEO, CI Games. "We’re fully committed to creating a AAA franchise that gamers can rely on for the ultimate first-person sniper experience."

The new game is set in modern-day Eastern Europe, with players controlling a sniper caught in the middle of a conflict between three warring factions. The focus is on "non-linear, sandbox-style gameplay on large open-ended maps," and will offer "intriguing challenges for tactically-minded gamers, while still remaining accessible to first-person shooter fans."

The Sniper: Ghost Warrior series began in 2010 with a game of the same name for Xbox 360 and PC, that was later ported to PlayStation 3. A sequel, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 came out in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Both games met with mixed to negative reviews, with Metacritic scores in the 50s across all platforms.



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by Xenojay
On Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 12:19 PM
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I've heard good things about this series, but have yet to check it out. It's always good to see a series continuing, makes me optimistic for other-IP developments!
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 1:21 PM
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Oooh I do like exploding heads with Sniper Rifles so another Sniper game for the current gen consoles is good news to me.
 
 
 
Posted by birdman
On Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 2:04 PM
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The last time I heard a game was being developed with consultation from Marines/SEALS was Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and we all know what a steaming pile of dung that turned out to be.

I won't mind if this game turns out amazing but I won't be holding my breath...
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 2:58 PM
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17 December 2014, 02:04 PM Reply to birdman
The last time I heard a game was being developed with consultation from Marines/SEALS was Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and we all know what a steaming pile of dung that turned out to be.

I won't mind if this game turns out amazing but I won't be holding my breath...
Well, based on the last two games in the series...
 
 
 
Posted by TenguNZ
On Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 4:08 PM
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Fingers crossed the third one might actually be worth playing. First two have been both big disappointments for me.