Continuing our coverage of Sniper Elite 3, we have brand new details regarding the popular X-Ray cam feature and the level design changes that Rebellion Games are implementing in this game.
Rebellion Games’ Jean-Baptiste Bolcato, who is working as a Senior Producer on Sniper Elite 3 has revealed that the X-Ray cam feature will be a level above compared to the previous games in the series.
“Yes, we are taking up a level as you can use it not just on people but on vehicles too. We now display the inside of the engines, the fuel tanks, the driver, explosive barrels. With human kill cams we have alot more detail to the bodies, there are alot more pieces, it’s more organically accurate in where the muscle areas are. It’s going to be a natural evolution, It was pretty damn good in the first place so what we trying to do is not break anything. The vehicles will not be static, they will be more dynamic, some vehicles may be moving so you may have to change positions,” he said to GamingBolt.
One of the gameplay elements that was criticized in Sniper Elite 2 was the inconsistency in level design. Rebellion Games are addressing this issue in Sniper Elite 3.
“The keyword for us was choice. Wherever you are you can do several things. Several routes, several ways, several paths, several approaches and unpredictable A.I. The A.I. react to their senses, there are soldiers, squads, different officers, it’s just “Real”. Before it was script to go there, go here, but now they need to have goals, do their own thing, [achieve] their own needs. They need to have original tasks and you need to be watching your back. As an example if say there are twenty five guys coming at you it won’t be all at once, they may move on to other sections, as there need to be meaningful encounters. Yeah, other than that it was choice and original objectives in any order. As you start the game you may have many objectives and you can go about it either way, and decide later on to take it another way.”
Bolcato also confirmed to us that the mission structure is completely dynamic and the player change the course or route half way through a mission.
Sniper Elite 3 is due this year for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Check out our impressions of Sniper Elite 3 here.