Missed the release date mark.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has been delayed from its originally planned January 2017 release and will now be made available on April 4, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, developer CI Games announced.
The reason for the delay is so CI Games can “further polish and optimize” the upcoming first person shooter, which will redefine “the sniping genre as a whole” according to a blog post.
“We’re making an ambitious game and unfortunately still need an extra few months to make sure it will stand up to the expectations of the fans,” CEO of CI Games Marek Tymiński said. “This is our biggest project we’ve ever worked on and the entire team is pushing really hard to make the entire experience more polished.”
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 was originally revealed in December 2014. The game takes place in modern day Eastern Europe and places the player in the role of an American Sniper named Jonathan North in a mission to find his brother. Players will be able to explore open-world maps and customize weapon equipment, accessories, vehicles, and a drone.
Last year, we previewed Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 and said that the game “is geared towards a specific type of disciplined, hardcore first-person shooter fan.”
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