Days prior to this year’s E3, developer Rebellion announced that Sniper Elite VR amongst Evil Genius 2 and the now revealed Zombie Army 4: Dead War will be at the event in Los Angeles. As part of the virtual reality title’s presence at E3, the team officially announced the title with a detailed video answering some questions fans had for the hardly covered game.
As like most Sniper Elite titles, players have the ability to explore and shoot Nazis freely, but with this iteration the game is fully adapted into the first-person viewpoint. Looking from the over-the-shoulder gameplay presented from the short vidoc, it is evident that players will have to traverse through teleporting rather than simply moving the analog stick to walk this time around.
The studio shares that as for the game’s campaign, it will be a new experience as author Tony Schumacher, most known from his work on the Second World War with The Darkest Hour and An Army of One will be writing the story’s plot. Adding on that the title will be sharing the same setting in Italy just like Sniper Elite 4, but offers “a brand new story with brand new levels.”
Weapons are as expected for the Sniper Elite game as Rebellion details that along with the long-ranged sniper rifle, other guns like the submachine gun and the more silent Welrod pistol will be making a return for the VR title. Though the title will be available on PSVR as well as Oculus and the HTC Vive, the British studio takes advantage of all fronts with supporting the Dualshock 4, aim controller, and move controller for those who plan to play on Sony’s hardware.
And before you get worried, Rebellion also managed to preserve the iconic x-ray kill cam and made it a comfortable and headache-free experience made specifically for the VR experience.
Sniper Elite VR will be “coming soon” to PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.