Today has been quite and eventful day for fans of the Sniper Elite series thanks to a “Sniper Elite Development Update” video released by Rebellion, the independent developer and publisher behind the series. While the bulk of the short video was focused on Sniper Elite V2 Remastered and Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition for Nintendo Switch, Rebellion Co-Founder Jason Kingsley bookended the video by revealing that a Sniper Elite VR game and a new mainline Sniper Elite title are in development.
Even though Rebellion went into great detail about Sniper Elite V2 Remastered and Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition, information on these two new titles is still fairly scarce. The upcoming Sniper Elite VR game was described as both “new” and “standalone,” so players shouldn’t be expecting a rehash or optional mode tied to a previous Sniper Elite title. This still untitled VR game is being developed by Just Add Water, the British studio that was behind Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!.
Rebellion and Just Add Water are aiming to discuss this VR game in greater detail later in 2019. That being said, we will have to wait longer to hear about the next mainline Sniper Elite title. Even though Rebellion isn’t set on labeling this title Sniper Elite 5 yet, they are willing to call it the “next major title” and a game that is “following in the footsteps of the widely acclaimed Sniper Elite 4.” Unlike the VR game, this main title is being actively worked on by Rebellion themselves and more is set to be shared about it in 2020.
You can check out DualShockers’ new video highlighting all of today’s Sniper Elite news below and can also be assured that we will let you know when Rebellion shares more about both of these new Sniper Elite games.