Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 now has a new release date. The upcoming open-world first-person tactical shooter was originally slated for a release in early January 2017. However, CI Games is now pushing that date back into April.
According to the studio, additional time is required to “further polish and optimize” the game. Due to its impressive open-world nature, as well as how it’s being marketed as a “reinvention” of the series, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is bound to have its fair share of bugs and glitches.
“We’re making an ambitious game and unfortunately still need an extra few months to make sure it will stand up to the expectations of the fans,” CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski said in a statement. “Our goal is to ensure Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 runs smoothly on all platforms, and right now we still have some important work left on optimizing the game.”
Open-world games seldom release with zero issues. While we’re not expecting Bethesda-level amount of bugs at launch, CI Games should be making sure that Ghost Warrior 3 releases with minimal problems.
Early impressions, suggestions, and feedback from the press, streamers, and fans have left the developer with a lot to process. CI Games isn’t hiding the fact that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is an ambitious project. It’s taking into consideration every possible way to enhance the gameplay experience. After all, “This is a new beginning for the Sniper: Ghost Warrior franchise.”
Players fill the shoes of an American Sniper named Jonathan North who is tasked with an official mission near the Russian border. In addition to that, he also has to complete a personal objective of finding his missing brother.
So far, Ghost Warrior 3 looks an absolute wonder. The maps cycle with day and night, with a compelte dynamic weather system in place that impacts play and decisions. Players are giving three types of gameplay styles to follow: Sniper, Ghost, and Warrior.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is now scheduled to release on April 4 next year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.