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After dreaming big Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, developers CI Games have decided that there’s little practical difference between targets being far away or simply small, and accordingly announced Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts. After making a big fancy open-world in GW3, this time they’re thinking smaller with- hang on, they mean contracts as a noun, not a verb. Ah. Well! They’re still scaling down, talking about going from an open world to focused yet open-ended missions in a way that reminds me a bit of Hitman – though presumably without the option to dress as a clown. Not such good camouflage in Siberia, the ol’ red honker.

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 was not an overly positive experience for CI Games. It was delayed twice and suffered from pronounced technical issues when it launched, leading the studio to admit a couple of months later that it was "just too ambitious" for a relatively small development team working under tight deadlines. 

The stumble won't spell the end of the series, but it will result in some big changes in the next game, which was announced today as Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts. (The colon has apparently been dropped, although we'll see how that works out as it approaches a more clearly-defined state of existence.) The open-world design is gone, and instead players will take on "tailor-made contract missions that offer a clear main objective with a fixed monetary reward." Completing secondary objectives will earn bonus payouts, and contracts can be repeated for better payouts—if you do a better job. 

"We were too ambitious in terms of the scope of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but we’ve learned from our missteps," CI Games CEO Marek Tymiński said. "Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will be more focused on emergent gameplay with an open-ended mission design that the team feels strong about, but it will not be set in an open world. It is going to be a more tactical, more condensed experience and the game will offer plenty of replayability, both on the single player campaign and on the multiplayer modes." 

Those ugly technical troubles will hopefully be taken care of too: The studio said that the game engine will be optimized to provide minimal load times and stable framerates—but, rather like the status of the colon in the title, we'll have to wait and see on that.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is currently expected to be out in 2019.    

Sniper: Ghost Warrior


CI Games has announced the sequel to its disappointing Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. As expected, it will ditch the series' failed attempt at open-world gameplay.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, due to launch in 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, will distill the series' scope back to smaller environments and - as its name suggests - add in a new contracts system.

Set in Siberia, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts sees the player shooting people over the snowy wilderness for fixed fees, with bonus payouts if you complete secondary objectives.

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Update: The following article initially suggested Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was part of this deal. The games included are in fact Sniper Art of Victory, Sniper Ghost Warrior, and Sniper Ghost Warrior 2. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Original story: 

Fanatical's Star Deals Week is live and brings with it seven limited-time Steam deals over the course of the next seven days. I missed its 8am PST/4pm BST kick off time yesterday because I'm a terrible person—which is why I'm hurried pointing you towards it now. 

For the next couple of hours, Fanatical has the Sniper Ghost Warrior trilogy on sale for $1/£0.75. 

Back to Star Deals Week—Fanatical informs me that 2D cyberpunk sidescroller Dex is next up, on sale for $1.49, 93 percent less its recommended retail value. I've never actually played this one, but Steam reviews speak very positively of it. As before, it launches today at 8am PST/4pm BST.  

Elsewhere, Fanatical offers 20 percent off Battletech—check out Chris Thursten's review and guide—till later today. PC Building Simulator, on the other hand, will be subject to a ten percent reduction from 8am PST/4pm BST.

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is Now Available on Steam!

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