CI Games has announced that a new Sniper Ghost Warrior title is in the works, ditching the open-world aspect introduced into the last game.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is the sequel to the disappointment that was Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. It’s set to launch in 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and will have a focus on smaller environments adding in a contract system.
The game will be set in Siberia and will see players picking up contracts with orders to execute targets for a fee. Each of these contracts will also feature secondary missions which offer bonus payouts when completed.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, aside from being mind-numbingly boring, had an incredible problem with loading times, with certain points in the game taking more than five minutes to load. Hopefully this time, it’ll be much quicker to get into the action.
Some say that even today there are some people still waiting for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 to load.
“We were too ambitious in terms of the scope of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but we’ve learned from our missteps,” CI Games boss Marek Tymiński said. And this isn’t the first time CI Games has admitted that its scope was a little too wide.
“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.”
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is set to launch in 2019.