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Sniper Elite VR targets July 8 launch date

by: Eric -
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Sniper Elite VR has been hovering around the edges of VR for years now, always tantalizingly listed in the "Coming Soon" column, but never giving fans a solid date of arrival. Well, that's all over now, as Rebellion - along with partners Just Add Water and Coatsink - have announced that Sniper Elite VR is launching on July 8.

With a new trailer (it's age-gated, so you'll have to check it out on YouTube here), it is revealed that Sniper Elite VR is a story-based game, focusing on an Italian WWII fighter, reminiscing on his war days. This framework looks like it will do nicely to deliver a series of missions, focusing on the immersion and ballistics accuracy the franchise is known for. 

Some key features from a recent press release:

  • HEART-POUNDING GUNPLAY – Grab your rifle, gaze down the scope and take aim, as realistic ballistics and immersive weapon interactions, such as physically reloading while under fire, bring a whole new dimension to this intense sniping simulation.
  • EXCLUSIVE CAMPAIGN – Take on a new explosive stand-alone campaign with 18 replayable missions as you relive the battles through the memories of an Italian veteran.
  • SUITE OF MOVEMENT OPTIONS – From full locomotion to accessible single stick teleport, you can tailor the controls to your preference as you use stealth and cunning to out maneuver enemy troops and vehicles across levels packed with tactical possibilities.
  • AUTHENTIC WW2 WEAPONS – Experience the firepower of historically accurate WW2 weaponry, with an armory of rifles, SMGs, pistols, shotguns, grenades & explosives.
  • VISCERAL X-RAY KILL-CAM – Witness the devastating effect of your shot as Sniper Elite’s signature kill-cam returns, rebuilt for VR.

Oh yes, that's right. The X-ray Cam will be present and accounted for, delivering all of the gory grossness fans have come to expect. 

Now the only question remaining is which system to play Sniper Elite VR on? The game is coming to PSVR, Steam VR, Rift and Quest. I'm leaning towards Quest for the higher resolution, but if the game supports the AIM controller, I might have to consider PSVR, just because it delivers a much more realistic rifle experience. Hmm....questions, questions.