After the disappointment that was Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, fans were unsure as to what the series’ future would hold. Today via its website, CI Games, the Polish-based developer and publisher has revealed the next iteration in the sharpshooter series, titled Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts – a game that has been built on community feedback.
Set in the Siberian wilderness, Contracts will feature both single-player and multiplayer modes and will see the series take a new direction with its new Contract System, which will give players tailor-made missions that can be completed for a financial reward. Players can also complete bonus objectives to earn extra cash. The gameplay will feature the sniping mechanics the series has come to be known for but has scaled back from the open-world of SGW3 to provide more players with maps that reward a tactical approach.
CI Games CEO Marek Tymiński had this to say about the announcement:
It is exciting to see the team really motivated and working hard on our next sniping game. 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. This highlights CI Games’ commitment to listening to their community and iterating on their feedback.
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.
CI Games has stated that Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will launch in 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.