The next game in its acclaimed tactical shooter series: Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is today announced by CI Games. The title tales its genre-defining sniping gameplay to the harsh climates of the Siberian wilderness and introduces a brand-new way to play – the contracts system, which “delivers tense, mission-based scenarios with CI Games’ best sniping ever,” according to the announcement. The game features both single player and multiplayer modes.
Unlike the previous game, Contracts will bring back the mission-based structure, with an emphasis on player freedom. Each contract will task players with carrying out primary and secondary objectives, all within levels designed specifically for that contract. Monetary rewards will be given for completing objectives.
The last game in the series, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 was rated 3/5.5 by IGN. It was criticised for its technical issues and a lack of replayability. “We were too ambitious in terms of the scope of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but we’ve learned from our missteps.” Said CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski.
“It is exciting to see the team really motivated and working hard on our next sniping game.”
He continued, “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 studio said that the game will use a “more optimized game engine” to minimize the load times and provide a stable FPS.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is currently expected to roll out in 2019 for PC, PS4 and XBOX One.