Sniper Elite 3 in development for next-gen platforms

sniper_elite_3_logoRebellion and 505 Games have announced today that development for Sniper Elite 3, the sequel to 2012’s Sniper Elite V2, is currently underway.

Due out in 2014 for nex-gen consoles and PC, Sniper Elite 3 continues the story of OSS sniper Karl Fairburne.  Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion, had this to say on the sequel:

“We want to focus on making this latest incarnation of Sniper Elite more of a sandbox game but also build on the awesome X-Ray Kill Cam and the atmospheric World War II setting. We’re looking forward to seeing what Sniper Elite fans and gamers in general make of the latest chapter in the story.”

V2’s linear maps is what kept me from purchasing the game, so I’m glad they’re  looking to make the follow-up at least feel like an open-world.