May 7th, 2021 – London, UK — CI Games has announced today that the PS5 version of its highly anticipated game, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, will be delayed due to unforeseen technical issues discovered in the weeks leading up to launch.
This will not affect launch dates on the other announced platforms – the game is still set to launch as planned on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox X/S and PC on June 4. CI Games is very confident with how the game performs on these other platforms, and has a highly experienced team working hard to ensure the PS5 version meets a similarly high standard.
As a gesture of goodwill in light of this news, CI Games has made the decision to provide the first major DLC release (a new and extensive map complete with brand new contracts) free of charge to the entire player base across all versions, including PS5, PS4, Xbox X/S, Xbox One and PC. It is currently in development, with more news on the DLC release coming soon.
Additionally, both the digital and physical PS4 iterations will launch with a free digital upgrade to the PS5 version, ready to download upon its release, to ensure PS5 players can still purchase and play the game on 4th June 2021. PS5 owners will also benefit from a day one patch, allowing them to play the PS4 version of the game in 4K. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will benefit from native 4k resolution, enhanced textures and visuals, and faster SSD loading times, on Next Generation consoles.
“We could not have foreseen these issues. However, we would like to assure our players that our highly experienced, professional and dedicated team are working hard with the platform holder and engine provider to resolve the problems as soon as feasibly possible, to ensure we can bring the PS5 community the high calibre sniping game they have been waiting for. We will offer a free digital upgrade to the PS5 version with all physical and digital purchases of the PS4 release.” – Tobias Heussner, EP, CI Games
With Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, CI Games is setting a new bar for its best-selling first person sniper franchise of all time, with 1000m+ extreme-range sniping (a record for the franchise), expansive sandbox-style maps, realistic gadgets and weapons, upgraded visuals, and an enhanced game engine, resulting in the best virtual Sniper experience, yet.
Pre-orders for physical and digital editions on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One are available now from select retailers, while PC players can pre-order SGWC 2 on Steam right now. All pre-orders include an exclusive weapons and skins bonus pack.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will launch at $39.99 / €39,99 / £34,99 / AUD69.95