CI Games has announced a third installment of the Sniper: Ghost Warrior series today, due to arrive in 2016 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

CI is looking to bring the Sniper series to the triple A level for the first time and as such is building the game from “the ground up”. Former senior producer of Sniper Elite V2, Steve Hart, is on board for the project as well as military veteran, Paul B. Robinson, whose had around 20 years of experience in game development.

The game will be set during a modern day conflict in Eastern Europe, and will put players between three different factions of fighters. All of the known hallmarks of the game will be present including: lush environments, stealth and some close quarter combat when required. An important note to take, however, is that the press release does mention open environments with sandbox gameplay, which wasn’t exactly present in previous iterations of the series.

Below you will find a statement from CEO of CI Games, Marek Tyminski, regarding Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3:

“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 Marek Tyminski, CEO, CI Games. “We’re fully committed to creating a AAA franchise that gamers can rely on for the ultimate first-person sniper experience.”

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Developer:CI Games

Publisher:City Interactive Games

Date of release:TBA 2016