CI Games have today announced a new game in their Sniper Ghost Warrior franchise, which will ditch the open world last seen (and terribly so) in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will take the action to Siberia with the emphasis on a new contract system. Taking on contracts will allow players to take compete to earn as much money as they can by performing the job as smoothly as possible. Players will also be able to earn more money through completing optional objectives.
The game will also primarily focus on the sniping, which has always been solid no matter the rest of the game around it. The contracts will allow players to have an open approach to getting the job done to allow for replayability, which makes it sound a lot like IO’s Hitman.
Following the mauling Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 received at launch for being a generally unstable experience, CI Games are vowing to improve things for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts with “a more optimized game engine, minimizing load times and maintaining a stable FPS”. It seems like CI are well aware of the missteps of the third entry, going so far as to call Contracts a “return to form”.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will launch in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. No exact release date has yet been announced. From our Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 review:
“Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a mediocre shooter, elevated only by its smooth shooting controls and let down by its lackluster gameplay, boring open world, terrible writing, frequent crashes, bugs and performance issues. If you’re a tactical shooter junkie like me there’s some substance here, but there’s better, more stable products out there that will respect your time a helluva lot more.”