Sniper: Ghost Warrior sequel inbound

City Interactive chief producer confirms follow-up to coolly received original; will run on CryEngine 3 and be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Early last month, Polish publisher City Interactive announced it would use the Unreal Engine 3 and the CryEngine 3 to power two of its upcoming shooters. Now, the company has shed some light on how it'll use the latter.

Ghost Warrior is targeting a sequel.

In an interview with Eurogamer Sweden, City Interactive chief producer Michal Sroczynski announced that Sniper: Ghost Warrior is getting a sequel powered by Crytek's CryEngine 3. The boss told the site that unlike the original--which landed on the PC and Xbox 360 at launch--the follow-up will also hit the PlayStation 3.

As for the studio's Unreal Engine 3 title, few details are available. However, last month City announced it formed a new studio in London and tapped Stuart Black (Black, Bodycount) to lead the team.

The original Sniper: Ghost Warrior arrived in June for the Xbox 360 and PC. It received middling reviews, and the headshot-happy title is expected to land on the PS3 next month. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Sniper: Ghost Warrior.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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fanirama
fanirama

Bought Sniper: GW on Steam for $5 last week. I'm surprised that its really a good game. Don't know what people were talking, but its really well polished and developed. Definitely a solid 8/10. I got more fun out of it than CoD:BO.

justcool2
justcool2

the first game (on ps3) was a gr8 game... so realistic!! lets hope that it is gonna b fantastic!! :)

CucHulk
CucHulk

The first game was really cool actually, although with some bugs and short campaign but awesome to hear there's a sequel coming, can't wait :)

Ugotes
Ugotes

Both thenephariouson and Vortimous are correct. Sniper Elite was an awesome sniping game.

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

Good to hear. First one is okay, but had a lot of problems. Really could've been a lot better with some more work. CryEngine 3 will help make sure it's going to be the best it can be!

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Looks like a game for the COD fans.. Camp-tastic. Learn some skills boys and stop sitting in corners..

folker
folker

hahah i remember first game, the AI uses to spot you form miles away while u were hidden behind a bush tree that was very cheap...

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Ps3--GaMeR

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Vortimous
Vortimous

I liked the game, but mine had a crash bug they never could fix so I could only get threw about half of it... That being said, I hope the next game is something like a ghost recon type map where you can go where you want, do the objective how you want, you have free reign. I would love a game that just gives you a target and drops you on a map, you have to figure out where he is, recon him, then decide how you want to eliminate him. YOu can go guns a blazing and kill everyone or one shot one kill and get out undetected.... a mix between hitman games and ghost recon... And yes, sniper elite is by far the best sniping game so far...

shawn7324
shawn7324

I enjoyed the hell out of Sniper Ghost Warrior & I'm very excited to hear a sequel is in the works. Yes improvements need to be made, but really overall the 1st game is very good.

star-stratus
star-stratus

This time around, I hope they implement the following: - Proper bullet physics - Proper AI - Proper Stealth Mechanics

Paul2004
Paul2004

I hope they do better this time, the stealth in the original was terrible (Was so bad that i gave up on the first stealth level....). Its a good idea for a game but they do need to improve it. Hopefully we can get some different rifles (Ones with Silencers, different scopes, stuff that makes it easier to remain hidden and find prey)

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

the game wasnt that good and not that bad too it was ok but realy hope this one be better.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Like a few others here have already stated, and i completely agree: 1, Fix the Bugs. 2, Impove NPC AI. 3, Create more imaginative missions. My favourite Sniper based game to date is probably 'Sniper Elite', if city Interactive resolve the afforementioned issues, this has the potential to be better.

s8man888
s8man888

Not surprised there is a sequel coming, it was probably City Interactive's most successful game.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I want to check this game out, and I'm sort glad that this game sold well to get a sequel cause I thought it wasn't all that good but all well it still good to see some games to get a sequel.

Xeogua
Xeogua

I still need to get the game. It looks pretty cool.

MichaeltheCM
MichaeltheCM

the commentary is aweful. i dont wanna hear some guy's in game props to himself. they should have left it out

firedrakes
firedrakes

fix the bugs and then i be happy

Vengeancekael
Vengeancekael

lol they're just taking major engines and making bad games with them.

EKGProd
EKGProd

The first is not a bad game at all. When you have a Sniper in your hand, the game plays as well as any AAA shooter on the market. It is when they hand you an assault rifle and pretend to be Call of Duty when things go south. Luckily 90% is sniping.

Muttley01
Muttley01

Basic idea was good. Graphics was good. Atmospheric pervasion was good Enemy AI must be upgraded, more creative missions and more pervasive atmosphere are NEEDED. The example of 2007 MW - All Ghillied Up and One Shot, One Kill should be taken into account very much. rumors suggest EA will have a finger in this pie too. good or bad ? It will turn out soon. I guess it will be released in 2011 winter.