Marek Tyminski, CEO of CI Games, commented in the press release about the delay, saying…
“We’ve worked tirelessly creating a whole new Sniper Ghost Warrior experience set in an ambitiously crafted open world new to the series,” “While it’s an unfortunate decision to delay the game one last time, we believe these final changes will result in a better experience for players worldwide on day one. Thank you for your patience – we know the wait will be worth it.”
The delay adds three additional weeks onto the development of the game, pushing it from out of the late March, early April region and into the late April window. The spring release was likely also due to the fact that it gives it a few more weeks of clearing from BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Even though some people have claimed that they won’t be supporting BioWare due to Mass Effect: Andromeda’s designer going on a racist tirade, there’s still going to be some people rushing out to support Electronic Arts due to Stockholm Syndrome, and others who will need to buy whatever it is that BioWare makes, and then there are those who still feel the Mass Effect name carries the same kind of weight it did five years ago.
Regardless, a few extra weeks of polish and space can’t hurt a niche first-person shooter like Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. It’s crazy because a few years ago, back during 2008 through 2011, a military FPS would have been all the rage, but after military shooter bubble burst and a bunch of games and studios went bust, the military FPS sub-genre has dwindled greatly, with the exception of Battlefield and Call of Duty.
MOBA-style hero shooters are now all the rage thanks to Overwatch and its Rule34-worthy cast of characters.
Anyway, you can check out Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One starting April 25th next month.