During a recent joint statement by co-founders of Rebellion Developments, it has been announced that the upcoming shooter, Sniper Elite 4 has been delayed to February 2017.

Sniper Elite 4 Delayed for February 2017 Release

The studio originally planned game’s release sometime by the end of 2016, but now it has decided to delay the game’s release. It also mentioned the reasons which led the studio to delay. Check out here what the co-founders Jason and Chris Kingsley had said regarding the delay;

“When we revealed Sniper Elite 4 back in March our plan was to release it at the end of 2016. However, we now know Battlezone will release in October as a launch title alongside PlayStation VR. That gave us a tough decision to make. Ultimately, we’re a relatively small independent studio, and releasing two major titles in the same quarter didn’t seem like a sensible thing to do.”

“Launching Sniper Elite 4 in February gives us the opportunity to take a game that’s already received some of the best preview feedback we’ve ever had, and give it that extra bit of attention. We know a lot of you will be disappointed you won’t get to play Sniper Elite 4 this year, but we feel this decision will prove in the long run to be a win-win for both us and you, the fans.”

It was also confirmed that the Sniper Elite 4 will offer bigger maps as compared with the previous additions in the franchise, campaign, multiplayer, and multiplayer co-operative game modes. The game will release on February 14th, 2017, a month after the release of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.