Rebellion has today confirmed that Sniper Elite 5 is in development, but that’s about as much as the studio is willing to say on the matter. Instead, they decided to play the distraction card in an attempt to keep us patient and in line. Or should I say cards?
That’s because the sequel to Sniper Elite 4 is just one of three new titles in the series coming to PlayStation, and one of four if you include Nintendo’s flagship console. Let’s hope that’s not scope-overload.
First, Sniper Elite 5 is destined to be the “latest greatest” game in the series. It’s currently getting all of the team’s attention as it navigates that troublesome early development phase, but they won’t be showing off their baby for at least another year. Secondly, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a polished re-release of the 2012 title, and is due out later this year. It will boast 4K visuals, of course, and brand new playable characters. There’s also a photo mode planned so expect a sensory overload of head, or crotch, shot shots.
Finally, a VR project is underway with a team in Leeds. Again, details are vague – read non existent – but still an exciting prospect for the franchise that appears to be going from strength to strength. And it’s always nice to see a studio taking an interest in the latest peripherals.
With a 2020 reveal planned for Sniper Elite 5 (name to be confirmed), we can safely speculate that the next time we get the enemy in our sights, we’ll be streaming the game through our minds. Or on the next generation console, PlayStation 5 – whichever is more plausible. In the meantime, we’ll have to make do with online video updates and remasters.
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