The next game in the Sniper series has been announced, and will take franchise in a “new direction.” CI Games has announced Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts, which will shake up the series’ gameplay with the new contracts system that “delivers tense, mission-based scenarios with CI Games’ best sniping ever,” according to the announcement. The single-player contract missions give players a main objective as well as optional secondary objectives that offer bonus payouts. The replayable contracts offer different approaches to get the job done, giving players the opportunity to hop back in to earn more rewards and try out different strategies.
We awarded the last game in the series, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 a 5.5, criticising technical issues and a lack of replayability – both of which CI is openly attempting to improve upon. “We were too ambitious in terms of the scope of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but we’ve learned from our missteps.” said CI Games CEO 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 title will use a “more optimized game engine” to cut down load times and provide a stable FPS. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is set to release for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2019.