We’re extremely excited to reveal the first look at the latest installment of our award-winning series, Sniper Elite 5, and delighted that so many of you will get to play it as it’s coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch as well as digital and physical releases on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S!
It was fantastic to see the player response to Sniper Elite 4 when it entered Xbox Game Pass earlier this year and that you enjoyed the enhancements for Xbox Series X|S — hopefully that has given you enough training to tackle your new mission when Sniper Elite 5 launches in 2022.
So what can we tell you about Sniper Elite 5?
Set in France in 1944, and with D-Day imminent, Sniper Elite 5 will see players reprise their role as elite marksman and SOE Operative, Lt. Karl Fairburne. Karl is attached to a covert US Ranger operation to provide Sniper support as they seek to weaken the Nazis’ Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany. However, stranded behind enemy lines, Karl is forced inland where he rendezvous with the French Resistance as they uncover a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe, codenamed Operation Kraken.
It’s up to you to take out the high ranking Nazi officers in a bid to uncover the plans behind Operation Kraken and destroy it before it can begin.
Your battle against the Third Reich will take you across the largest, most interactive and immersive maps ever seen in the Sniper Elite series. Naturally it is extremely important to us that these areas, based upon real world locations, are as authentic as possible.
Normally this process would involve numerous visits to collect information, reference imagery from the locations and generally get a sense of the area. Obviously the pandemic has placed great restrictions on travel in the last two years but we have been able to utilize some amazing photogrammetry, as well as our past location visits to create truly stunning environments.
We are also incredibly fortunate to work with some fantastic partners, such as the Imperial War Museum and Royal Armories. The information, insight and knowledge that they bring to the project are invaluable and help us to ensure that we are as authentic to the time and locations as we can be, while still ensuring that the game is an engaging, fun experience for our players.
Key to that gameplay experience is the franchise’s unparalleled tactical sniping, complete with our authentic ballistics. New customization options allow you to personalize your rifle, other weapons and ammo to suit the mission and your play style. We think you are going to love it.
We cannot wait for you to experience Sniper Elite 5 for yourselves when it releases on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and with Xbox Game Pass in 2022.
We have lots of exciting announcements planned for the coming months in the build up to release so be sure to follow our social media feeds to get all the latest news. You can follow Sniper Elite on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube as well as on sniper.com.