Developer and publisher Rebellion has announced that there are multiple new projects in the Sniper Elite franchise on the way, including a remaster of Sniper Elite V2 and a follow up to Sniper Elite 4 in development.
Rebellion CEO and Co Founder Jason Kingsley confirmed that no less than four Sniper Elite projects are currently in development. Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition for Switch and a standalone VR game round out the new batch of titles.
Leading the charge is the Sniper Elite V2 remaster, which will bring 1945 Berlin to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch this year. We can expect enhanced graphics, and 4K resolution and HDR support on the platforms that will support such features.
It actually sounds like a pretty robust package, with expanded multiplayer, new playable characters, an entirely new photo mode, plus all previous content from the original game.
A little later in 2019, we’ll be getting Sniper Elite 3 for Switch. This will come with all of the original game’s additional content, as well as Switch exclusive local wireless multiplayer.
Details on the next core entry in the series and the VR game are scarce right now, but Rebellion tells us more details on the VR game will arrive later this year, while a full reveal of the Sniper Elite 4 sequel will land sometime in 2020.
We do know that the VR game is being developed by British studio Just Add Water, who have previously worked on games in the Oddworld series.
If the next core entry can follow in the footsteps of Sniper Elite 4, then the next few years should be a really good time for fans of the sneaky shooting franchise.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.