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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It was to be expected that they will go with the flow. From what I read, it's a pretty good team will work on this title. So the game promises to be something cool. And how will actually be, time will tell.:)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> true! there is nothing to look at the past, the first trailers show so we will have to deal with, for more info on this game, we will have to wait :) but there is potential :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Honestly I'm very inetersted how will looks the first trailer for this game. I only hope they know what they do and this part of Sniper will be better than previous part. bombjack2013 I hope you have a right and this game will be cool:)

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> More than a trailer, I am interested gameplay. trailer appears as if the idea for the game, the gameplay itself was more detailed look of the game so I'll wait a little try-release of the game are for 2016;)

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Is hard to not agree with you. Gameplay will be more interested than trailer but I think for first gameplay we will must wait a few month yet. They work on this game only few month so I think is too early to show us gameplay.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Unfortunately, we will have to wait for any materials from the game. From what I read, it is far, conceptual work is underway. So now, they can tell us more or less what will happen in the game. They still have a lot of time, so I hope it will use that as well.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Of course, it's too early. well they think about the further continuation I like this series despite many flaws.

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Sniper Ghost 2 had some really intense multiplayer. It was something different and great.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I definitely agree, I hope it's going to be repeated with the next part and maybe even better!

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If they want to do the next AAA game they need take pattern on their Lords of the Fallen and want to do the best game with in cooperationwith another developers. Who knows maybe Sniper 3 will be the best part of this game:)

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i would love a legit AAA 1st person sniper, i prefer the sniper rifle in most fps anyway so id be all over this for sure

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Ghost warrior 2 was awesome. Glad there's a new one.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 2 part had lot of errors, and frankly it's less I liked it from the first part. But this is good news! 2 part in many of his mistakes was further bearable, then a good game enemy front, waiting for more info about the game!

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I think it can be very interesting project if they want to create better Sniper than 2 with better graphics. This mountains behinda soldier looks familiar. Something from their last game?

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Why does he need 4 of those visors or whatever you call them lol?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Wider Field of View. To give you an example << LINK REMOVED >>

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I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Or 4 lenses :).

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Sniper Elite (the very first one) is my favoret sniper game still to this day, V2 was crap and V3 was meh, Ghost warrior series was crap from the start and i dont think this one will be any better.

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If it comes in 2016 I hope this baby will run in DirectX 11.3/12 on Windows 7/8.x/10.

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I'm sick and tired of every game turning into "open world sandbox" cr@p.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Sounds more like it's saying you have multiple paths and open areas rather than a big world to explore. What's wrong with that? Having multiple vantage points makes total sense for a sniper.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> He's a scrub, that's why.

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Will I be lost if I never played the first two games? Of course not...

And this better be a real next gen game, no X360/PS3 announcement just months before release.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Lords of the fallen was next gen only so probably the same with this game.

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Man, that guy in the pic...this is literally what you call "four-eyes".

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Meh I hate SNIPER.

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That guy 1-ups Sam Fisher's goggles. Oh, it's on now!

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Meanwhile I'm still waiting for that Ride to Hell: Retribution sequel. :p

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Wait a frikin minute... City Interactive is the developer of Lords of the Fallen? Pre-order canceled! /jk /iknowitsalreadyreleased

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Ohhhhh gawwwddd make Ubisoft stop

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<< LINK REMOVED >> What does Ubisoft have to do with this?

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The last one was pretty sh1t. Here is to hoping this one will be better.

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Zero DArk thirty