And yes, it’s free.
If you bought the Xbox 360 or PS3 version of Sniper Elite V2 you might have noticed something was missing. You weren’t crazy, and Sniper Elite V2 did in fact have online multiplayer modes, but only in the PC version. Well that is about to change as Rebellion announced today that they will be releasing, for free, the multiplayer portion of the game for consoles later this year.
“Rebellion is very excited to release this multiplayer support for console” said Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion. “We have always believed in supporting and building our games’ communities as best we can. This is in part to say thank you to dedicated gamers for buying our games, and also to say keep an eye out for our next big Sniper Elite announcement!”
Ian Howe, president, 505 Games North America, said that “There has been tremendous support for Sniper Elite V2 since we first announced our relationship with Rebellion and it’s really exciting to see that carry on through to release and beyond. As a thank you for that support, we’re very pleased to now be able to offer a full multi-player feature set, free of charge, to all of our fans on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3”
The multiplayer DLC will include four online modes: Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, Team Distance King and Distance King. I enjoyed the single player and co-op modes and wasn’t that disappointed that consoles didn’t have competitive multiplayer, but I’ll never say no to free stuff.