Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 Dismemberment DLC Canned

By litepink, 5 years ago
One of the original bullet points for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 was the ability to dismember a limb with a well-placed sniper shot. This sounded gory and fascinating, but maybe a bit too fascinating for publisher City Interactive. They feared this feature wouldn't pass stricter German censorship standards.

Rather than eliminating the feature altogether they decided to work around this in a clever way by releasing this as a feature in free downloadable content (outside of Germany) at launch. We detailed this back in June of last year. Following this, the game featured a series of delays, but finally released.

Dismemberment screen

The game's launch came and went, in addition to some free content. Missing was the dismemberment feature still. Now, from the looks of it, this will never come to fruition. In a statement made to VideoGamer the publisher had this to offer: "I can confirm that CI Games are no longer going to be releasing the dismemberment DLC," a representative told the site. There's no inclination as to why this has been cancelled, but the statement is pretty cut and dry. It appears you can shoot someone in the head or shoot someone in the crotch, but the limbs are staying attached in Sniper Ghost Warrior 2.

Is this something that will be sorely missed? Were consumers misled by this initial promise? The premise certainly had a shock value to it that could turn heads or get people talking, but we'll never know now if this would have added a great benefit to the game.
Credit for this story goes to UVG MrSM