Ahead of its appearance at Gamescom in Cologne at the beginning of next month, developer CI Games has unveiled an extensive 20-minute gameplay demo for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 – in fact, the same one that was shown behind-closed-doors during E3.
Narrated by Lead Narrative Designer Jess Lewbow, the developer noted that the tactical shooter franchise has sold more than 5.5 million copies since its inception back in 2010. Fast forward half a decade and we’re now standing on the edge of the third installment, and Lewbow touched upon the series’ transition from its humble roots to a bona fide triple-A blockbuster.
The third entry into the series will be its first full-fledged triple-A title, featuring open-ended wartime environments and a non-linear narrative to give snipers the freedom and choice necessary to execute the advanced missions that tactically-minded gamers yearn for.
It’s understood that CI Games will be bringing a brand new build of Ghost Warrior 3 to Gamescom in August, though much like the one seen above, it’ll only be shown to press. Budding fans can take solace in the fact that they can go hands-on with the 20-minute E3 demo instead.
Sniper Ghost Warriors 3 currently has an early 2016 release date between its crosshairs, when CI Games will debut the threequel across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.