Sniper Elite 4 will not make its previous 2016 release date, developer Rebellion has confirmed.
"When we revealed Sniper Elite 4 back in March our plan was to release it at the end of 2016," said Rebellion head honchosJason and Chris Kingsley. "However, we now know Battlezone will release in October as a launch title alongside PlayStation VR. That gave us a tough decision to make. Ultimately, we’re a relatively small independent studio, and releasing two major titles in the same quarter didn’t seem like a sensible thing to do. A few of our shared internal teams will probably sleep a bit easier now!"
Nonetheless, Rebellion believes that ultimately the delay will benefit both fans of the game and the studio itself.
"Launching Sniper Elite 4 in February gives us the opportunity to take a game that’s already received some of the best preview feedback we’ve ever had, and give it that extra bit of attention. We know a lot of you will be disappointed you won’t get to play Sniper Elite 4 this year, but we feel this decision will prove in the long run to be a win-win for both us and you, the fans."
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