Sniper Elite 5 announced for PlayStation, Xbox and PC next year

The next match in the sniper Elite franchise, imaginative title Sniper Elite 5, will be released next year on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. The game offers an improved and even more gruesome kill cam, as well as a brand new PvP invasion mode.

This time Karl Fairbourne is going to France. It is 1944 and he has been sent to make contact with the French Resistance as part of an operation to take out the Atlantic Wall fortifications along the coast of Brittany. When he discovers a secret Nazi project called Operation Kraken, it becomes his job to end it by taking out high-ranking Nazi officers.

The campaign uses maps based on real-world locations, promising to be “the largest and most immersive in Sniper Elite history”. Each gives players a choice of infiltration and extraction points, and new methods to help them get around. These include ziplines, the ability to slide down slopes or swing along ledges. Each mission can be completed solo or in co-op with another player. The two of you can share ammunition and items, heal each other, and give orders if necessary. Alternatively, players can invade another’s campaign by taking on the role of an Axis sniper.

Guns have also received an overhaul with workbenches available for players to customize “virtually every aspect” of their weapons, such as scopes, stocks, barrels, magazines, and ammunition. Players must consider the rifle’s barrel and stock options, as well as gravity and wind direction before taking their shots. If successful, the franchise’s signature killcam has been improved so that Bones will now deflect bullets in unpredictable ways. The cameras are also activated by SMGs and pistols, often representing the multiple shots that can hit the target in a short period of time.

Competitive multiplayer will also return with modes that can accommodate up to 16 players. Players earn XP, medals and ribbons for their achievements. Alternatively, there’s a Survival mode, where up to four players can face waves of enemies instead.

The game will be released sometime next year, both digitally and at retail. While Covid is the most likely reason for the delay in the game’s announcement, which was originally teased last year, more news is promised for the future.

[Source: Sniper Elite Games]

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