Sniper Elite 3 is headed to PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and next-generation platforms in 2014.
Publisher 505 Games told IGN that Sniper Elite V2, which launched in April 2012, moved 1.1 million units.
“We’re very excited to be working with 505 Games again on a sequel that will build on the highly successful Sniper Elite V2,” said Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley. “We’ve got some great ideas to improve on what we did before and feedback from fans has been invaluable.
“Sniper Elite V2 was just the beginning of what we want to do with the franchise, there are things we didn’t have time to do before that we can really look at featuring this time. We want to focus on making this latest incarnation of Sniper Elite more of a sandbox game but also build on the awesome X-Ray Kill Cam and the atmospheric World War 2 setting.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what Sniper Elite fans and gamers in general make of the latest chapter in the story.”
At present, the team is busy creating all-new environments, a more refined gameplay experience and a brand new storyline which once again stars OSS sniper Karl Fairburne during World War 2.