CI Games have announced the next installment in the Sniper Ghost Warrior franchise.
Contracts looks to take the series in a new direction.
They’ve ditched the open-world of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, which I reviewed here and scored a 3 out of 5 , in favor of “tense, mission-based scenarios” that make up the new contracts system. Of course the game will still have a multiplayer mode as well.
“It is exciting to see the team really motivated and working hard on our next sniping game,” said CI Games Chief Executive Officer, Marek Tymiński in a press release issued today. “They don’t have to start from scratch this time and can now – on top of developing new content – spend way more time on improving things they already have.”
Tymiński continued, “We were too ambitious in terms of the scope of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but we’ve learned from our missteps. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will be more focused on emergent gameplay with an open-ended mission design that the team feels strong about, but it will not be set in an open world. It is going to be a more tactical, more condensed experience and the game will offer plenty of replayability, both on the single player campaign and on the multiplayer modes.”
The press release notes that Contracts “distills the core sniping gameplay that series fans have come to love, offering dense, more focused maps that reward tactical thinking. With a wealth of optional objectives to complete, the combination of open-ended missions and emergent gameplay ensure these scenarios are wildly replayable.”
Players will have to deal with the harsh environment of a wilderness in modern-day Sibera, but will have “hundreds” of ways of taking out their targets.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will launch sometime in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.