While sneaking through underbrush and scanning the horizon for the best sniper perch, and I’m forced to confront something that had been boiling in my brain for the past hour.
CI Games announced their plans to support Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 after launch.
It feels like Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has been in production for ages.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is just a few months away from its April release, but that hasn’t stopped CI Games from shedding some light on the story and locations you’ll encounter, along with some of the characters you’ll meet.
The story follows Jon North, a Marine who sets out on both a professional and personal mission in the Republic of Georgia. Jon’s brother Robert was captured and presumed dead about two years prior to the events of the game, but reports of his appearance in Georgia are what fuel Jon’s personal objective.
Georgia is on the brink of civil war, and this is where Jon’s professional assignment comes into play. His Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) mission finds him in the middle of a conflict zone where he and his team are tasked with neutralizing the Separatist Leaders who are thwarting any stability left in the country.
CI Games has also revealed a good amount of information detailing the characters you’ll meet, both in and out of Jon’s team.
Lydia Jorjadze is a mercenary who fought alongside Jon in Afghanistan. Described as an “expert marksman,” Lydia has her own set of unanswered questions she is looking to get resolved, including what happened when Jon disappeared from Afghanistan nearly three years ago. Just like Lydia, Raquel Shein agrees to join Jon on his mission in Georgia. Raquel is a MOSSAD agent who has his own goal of finding a rogue scientist who performed illegal scientific experiments.
Despite his supposed death, Robert North is also a key player in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. While his brother Jon is described as a more by the books kind of marine, Robert tends to fall on the rebellious side of things.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is set to launch on Apr. 4, 2017 simultaneously on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. An open beta on Steam just opened up registrations and is scheduled to start on Feb. 3, 2017.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is well on its way to its spring release. But fans will be able to get a sneak peek into the action very soon. As developer CI Games reports, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 will be in open beta on Steam, and registration begins Jan. 17, 2017.
According to a press release from CI Games and Evolve PR, players can register over at the official Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 website “to be given a chance to experience the beautiful open-world setting of the Republic of Georgia and get exclusive access to two single-player missions: Cut Off and Blockout.” The beta itself begins Feb. 3, 2016 just a couple weeks away from the registration period.
Marek Tyminski, the CEO of CI Games, is certainly happy to give fans the opportunity to experience the game early. “We can’t wait for fans of the Sniper Ghost Warrior series to get an early taste of what’s to come when the game releases on Apr. 4, 2017,” he said in the press statement. “Since this is a technical test, we encourage everyone to give us feedback of their experiences in the Steam forums. We hope they enjoy what they play!”
The two missions available are interesting enough. In Cut Off, the player infiltrates an enemy compound and repositions satellite dishes to intercept an enemy antenna signal. In Blockout, the player gets to target one of the protagonist’s hits on his Most Wanted list, which is compiled of “the names of war criminals” that the player “can neutralize to bring justice to the people of Georgia.” Blockout promises plenty of versatility, from storming the front to picking off targets with a sniper rifle.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 launches on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One simultaneously on Apr. 4, 2017. The open beta is currently relegated to Steam, which means only PC players can hop in. Check back as more news develops.