With every month, week, day, hour, and even minute we’re approaching the most impressive next-generation console war in history. Both Sony and Microsoft are bringing brand-new gaming consoles to the market near Christmas: PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, respectively. As everybody is wondering which one of the two beautiful machines will be better, there’s a huge hint that the new Xbox will revolutionize stealth games.
Sniper Elite is a stunning stealth game series that implies actions like hiding in the bushes, distracting the enemies’ attention, hide the bodies of the killed soldiers and plant mines on them, and so on. Therefore, Kevin Floyer-Lea from Rebellion Developments, none-other than the development company for Sniper Elite series, might know what he’s talking about when he says that the hardware of the upcoming Xbox Series X console will make stealth games a lot more enjoyable.
Xbox Series X’s ray tracing hardware will have a great impact
It’s easy to understand why the ray tracing will do very well for stealth games:
Hardware-accelerated ray tracing is a very welcome feature. Not only does it allow us to take players to environments that are that more realistic and dynamic, but ray tracing hardware can do more than just rendering! For example, we can do incredible things with the acoustics to enhance realism. Modeling realistic sound occlusion for AI’s hearing in real-time, for example, is an incredibly useful feature for creating stealth games.
With a glorious history of 15 years since its first release in 2005, the Sniper Elite game series is expecting its fifth main installment of the series. Titles like Sniper Elite V2, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, Sniper Elite 3, Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army, or Sniper Elite 4 had been highly playable by gamers. They are renowned for the bullet cam – every time the player fires his sniper rifle successfully, the trajectory of the bullet is shown in slow motion as it blows out the enemy’s organs, bones, and blood.
The industry of stealth gaming will surely keep on running, and we’re very eager to see such games running on the upcoming Xbox Series X console.