Rebellion’s World War II shooter Sniper Elite V2 is currently free on Steam until about midnight local time. This is apparently as part of the launch of the upcoming Sniper Elite 3, which is due next month. Unlike most other shooting games, Sniper Elite emphasises sniping targets from a distance and evading detection.
“In the end, independent studios like Rebellion know that players are more important than money,” said Rebellion Co-founder Jason Kingsley. “If you can delight them and build that word of mouth, that buzz about your game – it’s worth everything. We want people to interact with our studio and our games for years, not just launch week.”
Sniper Elite V2 takes place in the Battle of Berlin, and players take on the role of a sniper who must eliminate German scientists who are working on the V-2 rocket program. As a larger backdrop, the Red Army are also invading Berlin and will tend to shoot at anyone who does not happen to be Russian.
With the 70th Anniversary of D-Day coming up tomorrow, this might be a thematic way of spending the Friday night.