Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 PS5 Release Date Will Miss Its Target

SGWC2 needs to recalibrate before releasing on PlayStation 5 later this year, but there's a nice care package coming because of it.

SGWC2 needs to recalibrate before releasing on PlayStation 5 later this year, but there's a nice care package coming because of it.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 aims to up the ante when it releases for most major platforms this June, taking the series’ sniping and gore to an entirely new level. However, PlayStation 5 players will have to wait just a bit longer to drop behind enemy lines. Developer CI Games said that the PS5 version of SGWC2 has been delayed until later this year. 

No new release date has been shared outside of that 2021 window, and no other platforms have been affected by the delay. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will still launch on June 4 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. 

CI Games said that the team has encountered “unforeseen technical issues” with the PS5 version of the game, though the release announcing the delay did not mention what those problems were. The studio’s Executive Producer, Tobias Heussner, alluded to an issue between the game’s engine and the PS5, but did not provide specifics. 

We could not have foreseen these issues. However, we would like to assure our players that our highly experienced, professional, and dedicated team are working hard with the platform holder and engine provider to resolve the problems as soon as feasibly possible, to ensure we can bring the PS5 community the high calibre sniping game they have been waiting for.

Despite the disappointing news for PlayStation 5 fans, something good is coming of the delay for all players. CI said that because of the delay, they will be making the first DLC package for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 free to all players on all platforms. Details on the DLC are nonexistent, but the team will share more information “soon.”  

On top of that, PlayStation players will be able to take advantage of a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade whether they purchase the game digitally or physically. 

We recently went hands-on with the PC version of the game and came away impressed, saying “Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 feels like the marriage of tried-and-true first-person sniping and the unique experiences possible in modern open-world games.”

SGWC2 is currently available for pre order on all platforms, including PlayStation 5, for $39.99. Those who pick up the game ahead of June 4 (or later if they’re doing so on PS5, presumably) will gain access to the Marcus Tactical rifle, the FFF-45 ACP luring pistol, the Rock AS100 assault rifle, and two weapon skins, Blue Servers and Warning Stripes. 

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