At the beginning of June, Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 in the shooter genre should cause a sensation again, but at least on the PlayStation 5 it will not work. Unfortunately, this version of the game had to be postponed.
On the almost last minute there is bad news for all those shooter fans who wanted to get the new Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 on the PlayStation 5. Contrary to the previous plans, this version of the game will not be available on June 4, 2021 but later in the year. For PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC, it will remain “probably on June 4th as planned”, at least for the moment; one hundred percent safe sounds different in principle.
Regarding these other versions, it is said that “due to the behavior” of the game here one is “very confident” to be able to meet the deadline. It looks different on the PS5, where technical problems now lead to delays; these were only discovered in this form in the weeks before the official launch. A very experienced team should now work hard to raise the PS5 version to a high standard.
As compensation, CI Games has decided to release the first major DLC with a new and extensive map including new contracts for all players on all platforms free of charge. This extension is also in the works; More details will follow soon.
Otherwise, PS4 buyers will later receive a free digital upgrade to the PS5 version, which can be downloaded for the corresponding release. This means that PS5 players can still access their platform on the day the PS4 is first released and receive specific optimizations later. A Day 1 patch for the PS5 is also planned, with which the PS4 version can then be played on the PS5 in 4K; Contrary to the name, this patch is not already available for the release.
Executive Producer Tobias Heussner says about the current circumstances surrounding the PS5 version: “We could not have foreseen these difficulties. However, we would like to assure our players that our experienced, professional and dedicated team is working hard with the platform holder and the engine provider to resolve the issues asap and to ensure that we can give the PS5 community the high-profile sniping experience they have been waiting for. We are offering a free digital upgrade to the PS5 version for all PS4 version buyers at.”