Your home, family, and everything you love lie in the path of a vast and brutal army. Are you going to pick up your gun and face impossible obstacles to defend them?
Rebellion, in partnership with Just Add Water and Coatsink, brings you a brand new addition to our multi-million dollar Sniper Elite series. You will experience a powerful WWII story through the eyes of an Italian supporter, standing up with your siblings to protect your homeland from the fascist forces that threaten to destroy your homeland.
We’ve designed Sniper Elite VR from the ground up as a VR exclusive game that retains the authenticity the title is famous for and offers a new perspective on our critically acclaimed sniping and stealth mechanics.
The first and most important of these is reach. The PlayStation VR aim controller really opened our eyes to the realism we could experience with a sniper rifle. As you raise the aim and stabilize to fire, you find yourself holding your breath and slowly pulling the trigger. It’s not just about playing the role of a sniper, it actually helps you get your first shot at the target.
There were many technical challenges to overcome. It’s, after all, about adding a third camera to the game’s rendering requirements. But, with a few nifty tricks aided by the power of the console, we’ve created the fluid, immersive, and natural feeling of using a real physical sniper.
With the PS Move controllers, you manually feed a new ammo clip and flip the lock on a Carcano rifle or slap a new magazine in a Sten – or, if John Woo is more your style, use a pair of Colt 1911s.
The iconic moment of Sniper Elite is the iconic X-Ray camera. There was no doubt that we had to bring it to VR and that it should express all the oomph and power of the original. It took a lot of tweaking, but I’m happy to report that we were successful. Like a lot of things in VR, you’ll have to see it for yourself before you believe it.
Free movement is the third pillar of the Sniper Elite series. The tactical options that open up when you can choose your own path through the enemy, sneak up to an overhanging position, or sprint for cover when things get noisy require us to step away from the gameplay “on.” rails’ of some VR shooters.
This required us to support a suite of movement and comfort options. Sniper Elite VR allows you to customize many aspects of the movement system, including freedom of movement, single-stick teleportation, and orientation input and individual control of the position of inventory interaction points and manual offsets.
The combined VR development experience of the three studios working on Sniper Elite VR has been leveraged to create an experience for gamers of all levels of comfort without compromising the thrilling feel of the gameplay.
Rebellion strongly believes in virtual reality as a platform to create unique gaming experiences. We were among the first group of studios to come up with a release title for PS VR with Battlezone Gold and the principles that guided the development of that game; While it should be a full AAA game that harnesses the unique qualities of VR, remains true for Sniper Elite VR.
If you are a fan of the Sniper Elite series or coming for the first time, you are going to have an explosive and exhilarating experience that will challenge you and keep you coming back for more. We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it!