It won’t be long now before wannabe Tom Berengers are popping skulls in CI Games’ Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, currently in the works for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. But ahead of this sharpshooting sequel, the polish developer has announced that the Sniper: Ghost Warrior franchise has hit a new milestone of 11 million global sales.
In a blog post on the official CI Games website, CEO Marek Tyminski spoke of the company’s pride in the Sniper series. “The franchise is important to us, ” said Tyminski in the post. “We have learned a lot from Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 and we successfully launched Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, which just passed the 1 million units mark. The next installment in the franchise Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will be released globally soon.”
The Sniper series began in earnest back in 2008, with the poorly received PC release Sniper: Art of Victory. Since then, the franchise has evolved into a modern, hi-tech shooter, with 2019’s Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts focusing on objective-based missions housed within small sandbox maps. Tyminski has expressed regret with the franchise’s earlier attempts to chase the AAA military shooter market, and now seems content to focus on a continued scaled-down approach, befitting the series’ smaller, but dedicated audience.