Unfortunate news for all those fans who’ve been waiting for the next installment of Sniper Elite: the game’s developer, Rebellion, has confirmed that it is delaying its release. Originally announced for a late 2016 release, the popular WWII series will now arrive on February 14, 2017 for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley, who co-founded Rebellion, talked about their reasoning behind the game’s delay in an official blog post:
“When we sat down recently to decide a launch date, we had a decision to make,” the Kingsleys said in a statement. “Do we stick to 2016 as planned many moons ago, or do we give the team just a little more time to help them deliver beyond the promise that the game has already shown?”
At the end of the day, the game needed more polish and instead of rushing the release and risking its performance and subsequent reception, they’ve decided to delay it. This is perfectly reasonable because as much as people want the game to be released sooner, they’d rather wait longer for a more stable version
Sniper Elite 4 will continue the story of the American OSS agent Karl Fairburne during World Ware II. This time, our hero will be in 1944 Italy on a mission preceding the Allied intervention in Europe. Just like the previous title, Sniper Elite 4 will feature a single-player, as well as co-op and competitive multiplayer modes.
In case you haven’t seen Sniper Elite 4 in action yet, check out the gameplay video showcased at last week’s E3 conference in Los Angeles:
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