Polish developer CI Games announced that new tactical shooter in the Sniper: Ghost Warriors series is in the works, and is slated for release in the first half of 2016 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Lords of the Fallen developer CI Games announced today that it's "deep in development" of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, the third installment in the series. The game will take place in Eastern Europe, with players being placed in the shoes of a sniper caught between different factions at war with each-other. Players will have to "dig deep into the Ghost Warrior DNA," according to CI Games, as they choose between taking out targets up close or from a distance, while at the same time focusing on survival through evasion and stealth".
Ghost Warrior 3 will offer "non-linear sandbox-style gameplay" on open-ended maps, offering the ability to play each level in a number of ways, according to the studio. The game is built from scratch on new-gen system with a development team led by Steve Hart, the former senior producer of Rebellion's Sniper Elite V2. The combat veteran and former marine, Paul B. Robinsons, who has over 20 years of game-development experience, will also be a part of the game.
"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," CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski said. "We're fully committed to creating a AAA franchise that gamers can rely on for the ultimate first-person sniper experience."
CI Games is building Ghost Warrior from the ground-up on next-gen platforms and PC, and represents the developer's first "AAA production effort." At the time of writing, the game is scheduled to arrive in the first half of 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.