CI Games has announced Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, the next game in the popular shooter franchise coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in the first half of 2016.

Set during a modern day conflict in Eastern Europe, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 promises non-linear, sandbox-style gameplay that sees the player caught amidst a battle between three warring factions.

The game is being developed "from the ground up by an all-star development team", CI says, with former Sniper Elite producer Steve Hart brought on board to help develop the franchise's "first AAA production effort".

"The Sniper: Ghost Warrior franchise is one of the most popular in the CI Games portfolio with over 5.5 million copies sold, so we're investing a significant amount of effort into the third installment," said CI CEO Marek Tyminski.

"We're fully committed to creating a AAA franchise that gamers can rely on for the ultimate first-person sniper experience."

Here's hoping the revised effort will help create a better title than the last game in the series, which Steve described as "a buggy shambles that makes shooting people's heads in from miles away boring".

Source: triplepointpr.com

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