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Dec 20, 2011
Sniper: Ghost Warrior has sold two million copies, Polish game company City Interactive has announced.
The first-person shooter went on sale in June 2010 on PC and Xbox 360. A PlayStation 3 version launched a year later.
"We are all very happy that we have reached the two million units milestone," City Interactive boss Marek Tymiński said.
"This builds a strong belief we can do even better with the sequel and other upcoming releases."
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, built using Crytek's game engine CryEngine 3, is due out in 2012.
City Interactive announced Sniper had sold one million copies in February 2011 - seven months after it launched.
Oct 19, 2011
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 launches on 16th March in Europe and 20th March in the US, City Interactive has announced.
The PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 follow-up to 2010 shooter Sniper: Ghost Warrior is being built using Crytek's CryEngine 3.
Meanwhile, Combat Wings: The Great Battles of World War II launches on 10th February in Europe and 7th February in the US.
Combat Wings is a dog fighting title set during World War II set for launch on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PS3 version features Move support, which lets gamers steer their plane with the Move controller.
Sep 2, 2011
Sniper: Ghost Warrior launches on iPhone and iPad early 2012, City Interactive has announced.
Polish developer Vivid Games has created a bespoke version of the shooter for Apple's mobile devices.
It uses Epic's Unreal Engine 3, and features touchscreen controls.
Sniper iOS will compliment Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, due out on console and PC early next year.
"Sniping is poetry in slow motion, up until you pull the trigger," Remigiusz Koscielny, president of Vivid Games, enthused.
"The trigger for upcoming iOS game based on well known Sniper: Ghost Warrior franchise has been pulled by a two great Polish companies that teamed up to create premium quality sniping game. We're proud and excited about this project, and we will use our best effort and knowledge to deliver very best, elite military experience on mobile market up to date."
May 24, 2011
Shooter sequel Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 will run on Crytek's fancy new CryEngine 3.
Developer City Interactive has released the first image from the game, showing an intricately detailed exterior of what appears to be a Tibetan monastery. Himalayan mountains rise in the background. The player, naturally, holds a scoped rifle in hand.
CryEngine 3 debuted in Crytek's own FPS Crysis 2. The engine allows for advanced lighting and extraordinarily detailed environments.
The original Sniper, launched on PC and Xbox 360 last year, took a critical bullet to the head. Eurogamer awarded 2/10. That bullet wasn't fatal, however, as sturdy sales prompted a revised PS3 port to be released last month.
City Interactive has its sights set on a 2012 release for Sniper 2.
Apr 28, 2011
The PlayStation 3 version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior launches in the UK next Friday, 6th May.
It launches on the US on 28th June.
PlayStation 3 users get to experience a buffed-up version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior.
The FPS has updated visuals and plenty of new content. Expect new single-player missions, bonus multiplayer maps, new multiplayer modes and new weapons.
The PC and Xbox 360 versions have already sold over a million copies around the world a milestone achieved within seven months of launch.
A multiplatform sequel was in development. Developer City Interactive has been working on it since early 2010, and has licensed Crytek's CryEngine3 game engine used to build upcoming shooter Crysis 2 - to help.
Feb 16, 2011
2/10 first-person shooter Sniper: Ghost Warrior has sold over a million copies around the world, Polish developer City Interactive has announced.
It achieved the milestone within seven months of the game's official launch on PC and Xbox 360.
By way of comparison, Ninja Theory's excellent flop Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, which won an 8/10 from Eurogamer, only sold 460,000 copies.
"A lot of hard work and dedication by the entire City Interactive team went into the development of Sniper: Ghost Warrior, so we are understandably pleased about the worldwide success of the game," said Marek Tymiński, CEO of City Interactive.
"This success is the perfect backdrop to reveal details about some of the fantastic games that we currently have in our development pipeline, including the sequel to Sniper: Ghost Warrior and a couple of unannounced projects."
City Interactive has been working on it since early 2010, and has licensed Crytek's CryEngine3 game engine used to build upcoming shooter Crysis 2 - to help.
The first game is due out on PS3 early this year.
Nov 4, 2010
PlayStation 3 users will get to experience a buffed-up version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior early next year, developer City Interactive has confirmed.
The FPS will be getting updated visuals and plenty of new content. Expect new singleplayer missions, bonus multiplayer maps, new multiplayer modes and new weapons.
"Sniper: Ghost Warrior was our most ambitious project to date and although it was extremely well-received by players, we wanted to ensure that the PS3TM version took the franchise to a higher level," CEO Marek Tyminski explained.
"With exclusive content and modes, we are eager to introduce the best sniper game on the market to PS3 owners sometime in Q1 next year."
It'll need all the extra bells and whistles it can get. The original Xbox 360 version was about as much fun as a vinegar eye bath.
City Interactive has not confirmed whether it intends to offer the new content to existing PC and Xbox 360 users.
Take a look at some new screens below.
Nov 1, 2010
Sniper: Ghost Warrior developer City Interactive has licensed Crytek's CryENGINE3 for two new games.
The Polish developer offered no details as to what those games might be, but expect a release for both of them in the "next couple of years".
Sniper: Ghost Warrior, despite being not very good at all, has been quite the success story for the studio. Revenue for the first nine months of the year is up 230 per cent.
Carl Jones, director of CryENGINE global business development offered up a little insight as to why. "City has shown with the success of Sniper: Ghost Warrior that they understand what gamers want to play.
"CryENGINE3 and our dedicated, global support team will help them achieve their vision on more platforms, with the speed and high quality values that our engine and tools uniquely provide to developers."