Sniper Elite 5 developer Rebellion Developments has issued an apology to PC gamers who had pre-ordered the fifth installment of its tactical shooter series from the Epic Games Store but discovered that the game wouldn’t be available on that platform at launch as initially intended. The PC version of the game was supposed to be available through the Epic Games Store, Steam, and the Windows Store, but Sniper Elite fans will only be able to find it on Valve and Microsoft’s store fronts at the current time. Rebellion hasn’t provided an explanation for why Sniper Elite 5 was pulled from the Epic Games Store, only noting in its statement that it happened due to circumstances beyond its control. Sniper Elite 5 has received generally positive reviews since its release on Wednesday.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control Sniper Elite 5 was not available on the Epic Store at launch but will release on that platform in the future,” Rebellion said in a statement. “We apologise for any inconvenience.”
“If you have pre-ordered through Epic, you should have received a refund – if not, please reach out to them here,” reads another statement on Sniper Elite 5’s support site.
The latest instalment in the award-winning series, Sniper Elite 5 offers unparalleled sniping, tactical third-person combat and an enhanced kill cam. Fight your way across the most immersive maps yet, with many real-world locations captured in stunning detail, and an improved traversal system that lets you explore more of them than ever before.
France, 1944 – As part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, elite marksman Karl Fairburne makes contact with the French Resistance. Soon they uncover a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe: Operation Kraken.