Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is Now Available

Posted on 25 Apr 2017 by
Kyle Johnson

Following its second delay, CI Games’ Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 has been officially launched for modern consoles and PC platforms.

The open-world offering, set near the Georgian border, sees sniper Jonathan North trying to solve a proxy war between two warring states, mired in a separatist conflict. Looking far more polished than previous releases, you can hopefully read our forthcoming review of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 whenever we get our hands on a copy.

Unfortunately for CI Games however, the launch was almost immediately met with the news of long load times and occasionally poor optimization. Eurogamer reports that the initial load takes almost five minutes, to which CI Games has responded with:

We are aware of the problem with long initial loading times, but thanks to this decision we were able to shorten any loading times during missions, respawns, and fast travel to a minimum.

-Fast travel 4-15s
-Load last checkpoint(depend on situation) 15-30s
-Restart mission 25s

Ultimately we feel like this inconvenience is rewarded with a comfortable experience once the game is loaded.

Initial impressions of the game certainly will suffer as a result. Regardless, here’s to hoping any issues are resolved by the time we’re able to give you our extended thoughts on Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, or we will make sure to bring them to your attention.

Official Press Release

WARSAW, Poland (April 25, 2017) — Today is the day Sniper Ghost Warrior fans around the world have been waiting for. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 officially launches today globally on Windows PC, Xbox One, and on PlayStation®4 systems.

Go behind enemy lines to help the resistance and discover what has happened to Jonathan North’s younger brother, Robert. With three sprawling open-world maps set in the country of Georgia, it’s up to the player how he or she would like to approach each mission. Will you snipe from afar, creep in the shadows, or go in guns blazing? Only by perfecting all three tiers will you become a true Sniper Ghost Warrior.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 tells the story of brotherhood, faith and betrayal in the most complete sniper experience ever. Take the role of an American sniper named Jonathan North, who is dropped into enemy territory in northern Georgia, nearby Russian borders. Explore large open-world maps with dynamic weather and a day and night cycle that actually impacts play and decisions. Customize weapon equipment, accessories, vehicles and a drone, and utilize the three pillars of gameplay to your liking: Sniper, Ghost and Warrior.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 launches today on the PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One for £54.99, and on Windows PC for £39.99.

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