It seems that the PC version of the TPS “ Sniper Elite 5 ” released by developer Rebellion on May 26 has not been released on the Epic Games store, which should have been planned, and seems to be puzzled by fans. 。 It is said that refunds have been implemented for reservations.
This work is the latest work of the TPS “Sniper Elite” series, which depicts the success of the sniper. Set in France during World War II, the protagonist, Karl Fairburn, fights to prevent the Nazi confidential strategy.
“Sniper Elite 5” is released for PC and PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X | S. The PC version is distributed on Steam/Microsoft Store. However, as you can see in the image above, it was originally scheduled to be distributed at the Epic Games store. Although there is a page of this work in the store, it will not be released even on the release date. It is said that the reservation purchaser has been postponed to the distribution date undecided, and has been sent to refund (Reddit).
Regarding the postponement of the distribution at the Epic Games store, the development and seller Rebellion has not been particularly disclosed. Meanwhile, on May 27, a statement was issued through overseas media VGC. According to the report, the situation in which the studio was out of control could not be released at the Epic Games store due to the Circumstance Beyond Our Control. The specific reason was not revealed. He also states that he will release this work in the store in the future, but he did not mention specific times.
Looking back at the movement of this work, the trailer released on May 4 had the logo of the Epic Games store, but it has disappeared after the release of May 19. The same is true for the platform notation in the press release that guides those trailers. However, there was no explanation of the reason.
Apparently, some “circumstances” occurred from early May to mid-May. The work itself has been completed, including the PC version. The fact that it cannot be distributed only in the Epic Games store may have emerged just before the launch, a technical problem on the store side or Epic Games. In any case, the truth is unknown.
“Sniper Elite 5” was released as planned except for the Epic Games store. This work features new actions, expanding weapons customization elements, and visuals that utilize photo glametry technology. In addition, the X-ray kill camera, which is synonymous with the series, has realized more realistic and cruel depictions than ever.
The evaluation of this work is that the PC version of meta score at MetACRITIC on the review accumulation site is quite high at 82. According to each Media Review, although the innovation was modest, the stiffness that added the above-mentioned elements in the previous work “Sniper Elite 4” and the high degree of freedom in mission capture seemed to be popular.
On the other hand, if you look at the user review at Steam, it is a “pros and cons,” which is now popular at 69%. It seems that the evaluation has been reduced due to the large number of bugs and the uniform specifications related to weapons. However, the number of simultaneous connection players in the Steam version exceeded 12,000 at the peak (SteamDB). It has obtained a certain number of user base.
“Sniper Elite 5” is on sale for PC (Steam/Microsoft Store)/PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X | S. It is also provided for Xbox/PC Game Pass. In this work, a Japanese package version for PS4/PS5 will be released on June 16th.