Sniper Elite 4 was announced back in March, but already the game is slipping into next year.
In a release, developer Rebellion said the game was delayed to February 17 since their other title Battlezone will be releasing in October, and as a small studio, pushing Sniper Elite 4 back a few months was prudent.
“Launching Sniper Elite 4 in February gives us the opportunity to take a game that’s already received some of the best preview feedback we’ve ever had, and give it that extra bit of attention,” Rebellion co-founders Jason and Chris Kingsley said in a statement addressing the fans. “We know a lot of you will be disappointed you won’t get to play Sniper Elite 4 this year, but we feel this decision will prove in the long run to be a win-win for both us and you, the fans.”
Sniper Elite 4 is expected to continue the story of marksman Karl Fairburne as he travels to Italy to fight alongside the Italian Resistance in order to free it from Fascism. The game will also feature the largest maps yet in the series, and is expected to run at 1080p on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It include a standard campaign mode, co-op, and multiplayer modes. The game is also being released for PC.
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Bummer, super great series for shooting fascists in the testicles.