Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, the multiplatform sniping sequel from City Interactive, has been confirmed for release on August 21st. It promises to be the "only multi-platform FPS modern shooter exclusively designed around the sniper experience," and is 'achieved with' CryENGINE 3.
The sequel to the best-selling (if sadly mediocre) Sniper: Ghost Warrior plans to improve upon its predecessor with rebuilt AI and an "unprecedented" level of authenticity in terms of weapon handling, ballistics and environmental details. We've got more details in our Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 hands-on preview.
From the press release:
There are soldiers and then there are snipers, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the only multi-platform FPS modern shooter exclusively designed around the sniper experience and, thanks to the advance capabilities of the CryENGINE3, delivers graphically stunning environments, more diverse sniper challenges, a rebuilt AI system and the “one shot; one kill” precision that made the original a worldwide hit. With unprecedented levels of realism in weaponry, ballistics and environmental factors, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 offers the ultimate test of lethality for sniper fans.
For the record, it's great to see a smaller franchise taking aim (heh) at the summer months rather than being ingested into the nightmarish holiday season crunch.