CI Games’ Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will no longer see a release in January 2017, the developer having announced today that the sequel to 2013’s Ghost Warrior 2 has been pushed back a few months in order to make time for added optimization and polish.
The first-person shooter had already suffered one delay, having originally been pegged for a 2016 release window, but CI Games says this latest setback is unavoidable, as they’re making an “ambitious game.”
Providing further details, CI Games CEO Marek Tymiński said (via VG247):
“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 optimising the game. This is our biggest project we’ve ever worked on and the entire team is pushing really hard to make the entire experience more polished.”
Tymiński adds that he hopes fans will understand the studio’s decision to delay the first-person shooter for an additional few months, and promises that Ghost Warrior 3 will “redefine” what you’ve come to expect of the series and the “sniping genre as a whole.”
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will now see a release on April 4, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. We Got This Covered’s Christian Law previewed the title back at 2015’s E3 and came away impressed with what he saw. A year has passed since then though, so we’ll have to wait and see if CI Games can deliver on a promising start.