Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts

sniper-ghost-warrior-contractsBullet (drop) to the head.

By David Jagneaux @ IGN

It seems weird to me that after about 20 years of military shooters, so few of them really focus on sniping. Plenty of movies have highlighted snipers as lethal and heroic soldiers, but very few game franchises go through the effort — with one of those few staples being Sniper Ghost Warrior. While Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was a major departure for the franchise by expanding things into an open-world setting, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts scales things back to a mission-based format once again.

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sniper-ghost-warrior-contractsGet an uninterrupted look at Contract’s combat, wide range of tools at your disposal, and brand new Dynamic Reticle System as CI games takes players through the recently revealed Kolchak Harbor. Also, get an early listen at the game’s music from returning composer Mikolai Stroinski.

Last month, Gamescom attendees got an opportunity to go hands-on with Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, experiencing the new Contracts system. Today, to give players at home a look behind the snowy veil, developer CI Games has released an uninterrupted walkthrough of the Gamescom gameplay demo. Not only can you see an uninterrupted gameplay session, the studio has released snippets from the game’s soundtrack, which is being made by the award-winning composer that shaped the music of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3.

This walkthrough trailer focuses on Kolchak Harbor, one of five unique regions, each serving as a sniper’s tactical paradise where players can confront emergent combat encounters that will never be the same twice. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is a return to form for the series and introduces the Dynamic Reticle System, empowering players as they adjust for ballistics and atmospheric conditions to line up crucial shots. This is a prime example of how Contracts will continue to provide the best-in-class sniping experience the series is known for.

This detailed walkthrough introduces players to the fresh gameplay rhythm and other new tools at their disposal, like Scout Drones and the Augmented Reality Mask. For those who weren’t able to attend Gamescom, this will be a strong introduction to Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts’ new and more focused gameplay flow. It features over 20 contracts across the five regions, with those spaces acting as sandboxes filled with side-objectives and tasks to uncover.

Watch the Kolchak Harbor Gameplay Walkthrough Trailer HERE.

When it comes to the music in Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, a familiar face will be crafting your sniper symphony. Mikolai Stroinski, the award-winning composer behind Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt along with the Blood and Wine DLC is returning as composer for Contracts, and we’re celebrating by releasing a few snippets from the game’s official soundtrack.

On our official YouTube channel, you can listen to bits of “Frost”, “Contracts Menu” and “I Look Forward To Working With You.” This is just a sample of Mikolai’s work, which has earned him awards and nominations at The Game Awards, DICE Awards, GDC Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Digital Dragons, and more. We’re excited and honored to be working with Mikolai again as he brings the Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts experience to life through his compelling compositions.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will launch in November 22, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. For more information about the Sniper Ghost Warrior series, head to SGWContracts.com.

sniper-ghost-warrior-contractsKeep it steady with a brand new trailer, focused on the game’s titular contracts!

Today, CI Games is excited to officially announce that Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will be available everywhere with a global release date of November 22, 2019. Launching on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, this represents a return to form for the Sniper Ghost Warrior series, offering up best-in-class sniping and empowering players with more ways to take down their targets than ever before. Get the inside scoop on a brand new region and a wealth of new tactical tools to up your game with in the latest trailer!

Get your first look at the latest area:

While the initial gameplay reveal introduced viewers to Siberia’s wilderness, the latest trailer takes place in a harbor that’s sure to be a sniper’s delight. Going by the name of Black Gold, this is the second of five unique regions present in the game, each based on actual locations deep in the heart of Siberia. Defined by its wide-open spaces, Black Gold is the perfect locale to test out Contracts’ brand new sniping mechanic, the Dynamic Reticle System, which enables players to better manage the ballistics and atmospheric conditions of their every shot.

Given Contracts’ more realistic approach to combat with its focus on sniping, stealth, and tactical thinking, the Dynamic Reticle System isn’t the only new tool available to players. From pilotable Scout Drones and integrated binoculars with a built-in recon system, to their Augmented Reality Mask and special bullet types, players have a whole arsenal of new gadgets to get familiar with. Whether at long range or in the heat of a firefight, these new tools serve to enhance the rich, tactical gameplay the Sniper Ghost Warrior series is known for.

At the core of all of this is the brand new contracts system. Scattered across each region are main contracts which task players with executing key targets in order to progress to new regions. While there are a total of 25 main contracts that comprise the core campaign narrative, each region acts as a sniping sandbox, densely-packed with side-objectives to complete and ambient tasks to uncover. With a focus on emergent combat encounters, no two deployments play out the same. This encourages players to tackle contracts multiple times as they earn funds to upgrade their gear in between contracts.

From an in-depth single-player campaign to a range of multiplayer options, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts features a wealth of different ways to play while keeping you on your toes with every single encounter. Wipe down your scope and throw on a jacket, because the harsh Siberian wilderness is set to challenge even the most seasoned on sniper.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will launch in November 22, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. For more information about the Sniper Ghost Warrior series, head to SGWContracts.com.

sniper-ghost-warrior-contractsExperience the ultimate sniper gameplay, set against the rough terrain of the Siberian wilderness and featuring a brand new contracts system that encourages strategic thinking across engaging, replayable missions

CI Games have announced the next game in its acclaimed tactical shooter series: Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts. The title takes its genre-defining sniping gameplay to the harsh climates of the Siberian wilderness and introduces a brand new way to play – the contracts system. The game features both single player and multiplayer modes, and is set to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2019.

Drawing upon community feedback, Contracts delivers tense, mission-based scenarios with CI Games’ best sniping ever. This is all thanks to the new contracts system, which takes a step back from Sniper Ghost Warrior 3’s open world. In the single player campaign, players dive headfirst into tailor-made contract missions that offer a clear main objective with a fixed monetary reward, and have the option to complete secondary objectives for bonus payouts. Feel like you can do better? Jump back in and tackle the mission from a different angle — players can repeat every contract to earn more money.

Contracts distills the core sniping gameplay that series fans have come to love, offering dense, more focused maps that reward tactical thinking. With a wealth of optional objectives to complete, the combination of open-ended missions and emergent gameplay ensure these scenarios are wildly replayable. Couple this with the intense environmental obstacles presented by the harsh, modern-day Siberian wilderness, as well as hundreds of ways to take down a wide range of targets, and Contracts offers sniping gameplay at its absolute best.

It is exciting to see the team really motivated and working hard on our next sniping game,” said CI Games Chief Executive Officer, Marek Tymiński. “They don’t have to start from scratch this time and can now – on top of developing new content – spend way more time on improving things they already have.” This highlights CI Games’ commitment to listening to their community and iterating on their feedback.

Tymiński continued, “We were too ambitious in terms of the scope of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but we’ve learned from our missteps. 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.

All of this is coupled with a more optimized game engine, minimizing load times and maintaining a stable FPS, keeping players grounded in the rich, moment-to-moment sniping gameplay. Between the introduction of its Siberian setting, a return-to-form with an intense mission-based system, and sniping at its best, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is locked and loaded to impress genre and first-person fans alike.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will launch in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.