Rebellion Entertainment’s next VR game will adapt one of its most popular series, Sniper Elite.
Yes, a brand new Sniper Elite VR game is in the works. Few details have been shared at this time but we do know that it will be a brand new, standalone game. It’s being developed in partnership with Just Add Water, a team best known for remastering Oddworld games. There’s just a brief glimpse of the game in the video below from Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley (around the 4:40 mark).
As the name suggests, Sniper Elite is all about carrying out assassination missions with a sniper rifle. In the video, a player can be seen wearing Sony’s PSVR headset, wielding the Aim controller to handle the sniper. It seems like PSVR is a definite release platform, then, but no word on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
“Ever since we released Battlezone in 2016 on VR platforms, people have asked me “Why didn’t you Sniper Elite game?”” Kingsley says in the video. He revealed that the game will be set in the same conflict seen in Sniper Elite 4.
That’s pretty much all we know for now. We’re not sure if the VR game will be a strictly shooting experience or if it will incorporate stealth elements like the other games in the series. Kingsley says more info will be coming later on in the year.
As Kingsley said, this isn’t Rebellion’s first VR project. The studio launched Battlezone on PSVR back in 2016 before taking it to other headsets and platforms. Last year it also published Dream Reality Interactive’s debut VR game, Arca’s Path.