A new Sniper Ghost Warrior game has been announced. But the next installment will be missing a feature that severely damaged the third’s performance, review wise.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 made use of the overly-popular open world mechanic. However, compared to the handful of games that manage to pull it off and populate their expanses with engaging content, the sharpshooter failed to hit its mark. Something that CI Games themselves was happy to admit.
“We were too ambitious in terms of the scope of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but we’ve learned from our missteps.”
So, what does this mean for the next edition? Well, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, as it has been christened, will bring back the proven mission-based gameplay. But despite this backwards step, players will still enjoy a sense of freedom when it comes to how they approach their target, as explained by studio boss, Marek Tymiński:
“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 sequel will be based in chilly Siberia, which will impose itself unto missions, according to the developer. And all levels / contracts will offer both primary and secondary objectives, with the latter earning the player extra payouts, and each is designed to be repeated as you uncover more optimal routes or develop your ghosting abilities.
Hopefully their focused approach will result in a killer release, which is due to be sometime in 2019.
Have you set your sights on Contracts? Or are you edging your bets on Hitman 2? After all, Agent 47 doesn’t need fancy rifles – he’s deadly with just a coconut.
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