Rebellion Announces July 8 Release Date for ‘Sniper Elite VR’

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June 3, 2021
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Prepare to join the resistance—Rebellion just announced that Sniper Elite VR will launch July 8 on the Oculus Quest and Rift Platforms, alongside Steam VR and PlayStation VR. For the first time, you’ll be able to experience the world of this award-winning franchise from a whole new perspective, deep in the heart of the action with fully immersive FPS gameplay that only VR can deliver.

You can check out the latest trailer for Sniper Elite VR on YouTube (mature audiences only).

“Rebellion are extremely excited to be bringing Sniper Elite VR to Oculus platforms on July 8, 2021!” says Senior Producer Steven Archer. “On Rift, we’re taking advantage of PC-powered VR gaming with high-resolution visuals and super-smooth gameplay within a variety of immersive settings. The physicality of being able to interact with the variety of authentic weapons is very satisfying: sliding the bolt back, grabbing the bullets, and chambering before lining up your shot to ensure that when you squeeze the trigger every shot counts. The pay-off for that great shot is seeing the visceral Sniper Elite Kill Cam up close and personal—it is something else!”

“On Quest, we have the same gameplay experience but without wires,” Archer adds. “We’ve included support for mixed reality capture, so you can share your gameplay experiences and utilize social features, such as keeping track of how your scores and progression compare with those of your friends. We’ve also harnessed the additional power of Quest 2 to increase the visual quality of war-torn Italy.”

Developed in partnership with Just Add Water and Coatsink, Sniper Elite VR enlists you as an Italian partisan, fighting fascism in a powerful World War II story told through his harrowing memories. Using stealth, authentic weaponry, and your skilled marksmanship as an elite sniper, you’ll fight for the Italian Resistance, protect your fellow countrymen, and drive back the merciless invaders.

“Whether you’re a fan of the Sniper Elite franchise or picking up your rifle for the first time, you’re going to get an exhilarating experience that puts you on the frontline of this new story,” says Archer. “We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it, to experience the physicality of being a sniper and virtually see the action unfold around you as you play out the memories of an Italian WWII veteran of the partisan movement in this new Sniper Elite story.”

Mark your calendars: Sniper Elite VR hits the Quest and Rift Platforms July 8.