Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Announced for Xbox One, PS4, PC

Lords of the Fallen developer CI Games announces new tactical shooter, launching in first half of 2016.

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Lords of the Fallen developer CI Games announced Tuesday that it is "deep in the development" of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, the third installment in a series that's already sold 5.5 million copies.

CI Games says Ghost Warrior 3 will represent the tactical shooter series' "first AAA production effort." The game is scheduled to arrive in the first half of 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

"The Sniper: Ghost Warrior franchise is one of the most popular in the CI Games portfolio with over 5.5 million copies sold, so we're investing a significant amount of effort into the third installment," CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski said. "We're fully committed to creating a AAA franchise that gamers can rely on for the ultimate first-person sniper experience."

Ghost Warrior 3 will be set in a modern day conflict in Eastern Europe. You play a sniper, of course, who is "caught between three warring factions." In keeping with the formula of past games, you can choose to take out enemies with close-up melee attacks or from downrange with your sniper.

CI Games says Ghost Warrior 3 will offer "non-linear, sandbox-style gameplay" set on open-ended maps. This should allow players the freedom to choose how they want to approach missions. It also means the replayability factor is deep, CI Games says.

The only Ghost Warrior 3 asset shared so far is the image above. When CI Games shares more images or video, we'll be sure to post those for you on GameSpot.

Predecessor Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 was released in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. GameSpot scored the game a 7. Our review said: "Satisfying stealth and shooting make Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 a notable improvement over its predecessor."

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