CI Games has today announced that the PS5 version of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, will be delayed due to unforeseen technical issues discovered in the weeks leading up to launch.
This will not affect launch dates on the other announced platforms - the game is still set to launch as planned on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox X/S and PC on June 4.
A press release from the developers explained that CI Games "is very confident with how the game performs on these other platforms and has a highly experienced team working hard to ensure the PS5 version meets a similarly high standard".
Although the news is disappointing, the developers have decided that as a gesture of goodwill they will provide the first major DLC release (a new and extensive map complete with brand new contracts) free of charge to the entire player base across all versions.
So despite the game being delayed only on PS5, everyone on PS5, PS4, Xbox X/S, Xbox One and PC will get the DLC for free.
Additionally, both the digital and physical PS4 iterations will launch with a free digital upgrade to the PS5 version, ready to download upon its release, to ensure PS5 players can still purchase and play the game on 4th June 2021.
“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. We will offer a free digital upgrade to the PS5 version with all physical and digital purchases of the PS4 release.” - Tobias Heussner, EP, CI Games
CI Games state that Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will benefit from native 4k resolution, enhanced textures and visuals, and faster SSD loading times, on Next Generation consoles.