Sniper Elite

As World War II draws to a close, the first covert battles of the Cold War begin. Caught in the life and death struggle between Soviets and Germans in war-torn Berlin, you control the fate of a lone American OSS Sniper. Disguised as a German and working deep behind enemy lines you must stop Stalin’s forces from gaining control of Germany’s nuclear secrets. Prepare to alter the course of history.

Authentic World War II sniper simulation featuring realistic weapons, bullet ballistics and sniping skills

  • Massive single player game with 28 heart-pounding missions
  • Intense 8-player LAN sniper battles including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Assassination game modes
  • 3rd person view for close quarter action and movement – 1st view person for sniping
  • Options to take account of gravity, wind, posture, heart-rate and breathing to execute the perfect shot
  • Multi-angle ‘Bullet Cam’ for kill confirmation
  • Non linear game play provides unique action each time a mission is played
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Four New Sniper Elite Projects in Development

Today, we announced some exciting news for Sniper Elite fans – four new Sniper Elite projects, including a much-demanded follow-up to the BAFTA-nominated Sniper Elite 4, are currently in development!

If you haven’t watched it yet, check out the ‘Sniper Elite Development Update’ video, in which Rebellion CEO and Co-Founder Jason Kingsley OBE confirmed the following Sniper Elite projects;

•    Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, bringing 1945 Berlin to current platforms, with stunning new visuals and a host of new features

•    Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition on Switch introduces Karl’s breath-taking North African adventure to a Nintendo platform for the first time ever.

•    A new, standalone Sniper Elite game for VR devices, currently in development in partnership with Oddworld studio Just Add Water.

•    The next major title in the Sniper Elite series, following in the footsteps of the widely acclaimed Sniper Elite 4, is now in development.

Look for a full reveal of the new Sniper Elite game for VR devices later this year, while more details on the next major title in the Sniper Elite series will be unveiled in 2020. We know that’s a little while off – but we wanted to let you, the fans, know that we’ve heard your pleas and are hard at work on something that will entertain and delight you.

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PlayStation®4 Pro & DirectX 12 support for Sniper Elite 4 confirmed!

We’re thrilled to announce that Sniper Elite 4 will support both the PlayStation®4 Pro as well as DirectX 12* on PC when it launches February 14th!

On the PlayStation®4 Pro we’re excited to offer a number of technical improvements, including enhance frame rate, improved lighting, and faster loading times! 

“We’ve worked really hard to make Sniper Elite 4 our biggest and best game ever. And now the power of PlayStation®4 Pro, and DirectX 12 on PC, means we can take things even further for our fans who want the best sniper experience in the world. We’re turning everthing upto 12!” – Chris Kingsley, Rebellion CTO and Co-founder.

Here is a full list of features Sniper Elite 4 will include on the PlayStation®4 Pro:

  • Enhanced frame rate
  • Increased draw distances
  • Increased geometry level of detail
  • Improved lighting and shadows fidelity
  • Increased image quality of reflections
  • Faster loading times

*In addition to supporting DirectX 12, Sniper Elite 4 still supports DirectX 11.

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Why we’re launching Sniper Elite 4 in 2017

Dear Sniper Elite fans past, present and future!

We hope that you’re all enjoying the sights, sounds and megatonnes of E3! Of course we’re going to be in Los Angeles too with Sniper Elite 4 and Battlezone, so expect to see lots of live footage, gameplay clips and more over the next week, but we also have some more news too that we want to talk about…

Today we’re announcing that Sniper Elite 4 is launching February 14th, 2017.

When we originally revealed the game back in March, our plan was to release this year, and this was only reinforced when our pre-Alpha build was received incredibly well by those who got to see it at GDC in San Francisco. 

Was it was nerve-wracking showing the game for the first time, and quite a lot earlier in production than we normally do? Absolutely, but in the end we felt confident the game was where we wanted it to be. I’d go as far as saying the demo had some of the best preview feedback we’ve ever had.  

So when we sat down recently to decide a launch date, we had a decision to make. Do we stick to 2016 as planned many moons ago, or do we give the team just a little more time to help them deliver beyond the promise that the game has already shown, to hone the game’s best features, or even add new ones that previously might have been left on the cutting-room floor?

It wasn’t an easy decision but for us it seems like a win-win for both Rebellion and Sniper Elite fans.

This is why we’re proud to be completely independent. Being independent means you can make changes when things are going really well, rather than just reacting when things don’t go to plan. 

We know a lot of you will be disappointed that you won’t get to play Sniper Elite 4 this year, but we hope you understand our decision and enjoy all the new footage and details from our beautiful “Viaduct” level this week. 

We’re also heading to some public shows in the UK and Europe in the near future, so look out for us there and make sure to say hello!

Thank you as ever, for supporting independent UK games development.

Chris and Jason Kingsley, Rebellion Co-Founders

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Jason responds to Sniper Elite 4 rumours

Earlier today (Monday Feb 15th, 2016) VideoGamer.com posted a story about rumours of a Sniper Elite 4 project in development.

David Scammell at VideoGamer did kindly give Rebellion a chance to respond to before publishing the story, and here is Jason Kingsley’s response in full.

“To be honest we’re flattered that people are actively searching out for a new Sniper Elite title, and we certainly don’t mind being mentioned next to projects like Black Ops 3 and Unreal!” Kingsley said in a statement provided to us this afternoon. “However the person in question doesn’t work for Rebellion and we haven’t announced a new entry in the Sniper Elite series.”

“Last year we celebrated the Sniper Elite series’ 10th birthday and 10 millionth sale, so our IP is still hugely important to both Rebellion and independent UK games development. We’re actually gearing up to announce a new Rebellion game soon, so expect to hear more from us before GDC!”

In short? We can’t confirm the unnannounced projects we’re working on, but expect some news very soon!

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Sniper Elite hits 10 million sales!

It’s Sniper Elite’s 10th birthday! HUZZAH!

To celebrate, we’re doing a bunch of special videos, livestreams, giveaways and more! HUZZAH!

OH – and the Sniper Elite series has officially sold more than 10 million units! HUZZAH!

It’s a momentous milestone to hit, and we’re thrilled to be sharing the news with you on the birthday of this amazing series. Here’s Jason Kingsley, our co-founder, with a personal message of thanks to you, the fans, for supporting the series over the last decade.

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Sniper Elite V2 is FREE on Steam!

*** This offer is now over ***

Today Rebellion and Steam have teamed up to make Sniper Elite V2 completely FREE to download on Steam – but ONLY for 24 hours – it ends Thursday June 5th at 10am PST and 6pm BST.

Download on Steam for FREE now >>  

Even if you already own the game, please share the news with all your friends and let’s get those multiplayer servers filled with fresh blood and the beautiful sounds of rifle fire!

Of course giving away our best ever game for free is a little nerve-wracking – here’s a few answers to some of the questions we know you’ll be asking us!

Why are you giving it away for FREE?

V2 is one of Rebellion’s most successful ever games, but it’s been out for over two years now. And while it exceeded all sales expectations, it’s still got a lot of room to grow.

One of the most common things we hear from new players is that Sniper Elite V2 is not quite what they expected – it’s got more stealth and tactical elements than they ever realised. Basically – it’s far removed from the simple shooting gallery that a name like Sniper Elite might indicate!

With Sniper Elite 3 so close to launch we wanted to build buzz around the franchise again, and in particular, get the series into the hands of new players who might go on to become lifetime fans.

As Jason, our Creative Director puts it:

“In the end independent studios like Rebellion know that players are more important than money. If you can delight them and build that word of mouth, that buzz about your game – it’s worth everything. We want people to interact with our studio and our games for years, not just launch week.”

But what about fans who PAID for V2? What do they get?

Firstly we hope that a burst of new players will really liven up the multiplayer scene around V2 – especially now that there is so much added DLC content included that wasn’t there at launch, and hopefully this will provide a lot of fun for core sniper fans who’ve had to wait patiently for MP games and co-op missions over the past months.

However we aren’t going to be providing any new content, and this is mainly because the idea was only discussed with Steam very recently, so there was no time to work on anything else for V2 – especially with Sniper Elite 3 so close to launch.

We have all kinds of Sniper Elite players – the original pre-orderers, the launch buyers, the Steam sales buyers, retail buyers the gifter … the list goes on and on!

Sadly we can’t be fair to everyone, and we don’t have the ability to give different bits of content to people depending on how much they paid! This is simply not possible via Steam.

We honestly hope fans don’t feel cheated because it was never our intention, and we decided that it was right we should warn players on Monday that they shouldn’t buy V2 on Steam this week – which was reported by lots of gaming websites, and posted on our social media.

Of course if you have any concerns or questions, email marketing@rebellion.co.uk

Why aren’t the 360 and PS3 versions free as well?

As you probably know, 505 Games are the publisher of Sniper Elite V2 on consoles so it is up to them to run these kinds of promotions for console players – we have no say on that.

Furthermore we’re not even sure Microsoft and Sony have the ability to run such promotions on the ‘old’ consoles. That’s discounting retail too, who definitely can’t make the boxed games free.

So overall, it’s not something that was ever viable.

So will you do this for all your games?

Being honest – we don’t know, but probably not. It was never part of our original plans and we have no idea how this will turn out! If we want to be sustainable it’s up to us to experiment with our games and how we keep the studio financially viable.

We hope you’ll continue to follow and support Rebellion.

Wish us luck!

Rebellion