CI Games’ Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts released last year to a relatively modest reception. Considering the studio’s issues with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 however, it marked a return to the franchise’s focus on planning and executing snipes. In a recent interview with Polish site Strefainwestorow, CI Games president Marek Tyminski revealed that Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is in development for consoles and PC.
“Work on Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is in full swing. It is too early to give the release date of the game, but I do not rule out that it will take place this year. The team creating the series consists of experienced people, so work on the next part is much more predictable, it is easier to plan and react on a regular basis if something is not going according to plan.”
Tyminski also stated that a “large new feature” was being prepared to encourage both series fans and new players to purchase the sequel. This is in addition to “many other improvements” and a new story taking place in a new region. Interestingly, the production budget will be lower than the first game, likely due to the more predictable nature of the project. Tyminski also noted that, “With regular release of games in the series, we will also be able to partially reduce marketing expenses. ”
He also noted being “pleased with the sale” of Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts and that the game was still being sold at a “premiere price” in many markets. Sales on digital platforms, especially Steam, are also satisfactory. “Looking at the digital distribution platform, the game received very good ratings from players. All this allows you to calmly plan the future of the series.”
You can check out our review of Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts here. The game is currently available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.