And why is Rebellion doing this? The company hopes that making V2 free will give newbies and those curious a chance to check out the series before the July 1 release of Sniper Elite 3. Well, that and because you're sooo good-lookin'.
"In the end, independent studios like Rebellion know that players are more important than money," said Rebellion Co-founder Jason Kingsley. "If you can delight them and build that word of mouth, that buzz about your game – it's worth everything. We want people to interact with our studio and our games for years, not just launch week."
The special promotion ends tomorrow at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. Pacific.
Download in the next 24 hours, keep forever
Oxford, June 4th – Independent UK developer Rebellion has announced that its award-winning World War 2 shooter Sniper Elite V2 is completely FREE to download for PC on Steam.
The promotion lasts exactly 24 hours, ending Thursday June 5th at 10am PST / 6PM BST and Rebellion hope that it'll benefit Sniper Elite fans and those new to the series alike:
"V2's one of Rebellion's most successful ever games, but it's been out for over two years now. We think the loyal Sniper Elite community will welcome some fresh blood on the multiplayer servers, while new players will get to experience the things that make the series unique, and sharpen their skills before the release of Sniper Elite 3" explained Rebellion Co-founder and Creative Director, Jason Kingsley.
"In the end independent studios like Rebellion know that players are more important than money. If you can delight them and build that word of mouth, that buzz about your game – it's worth everything. We want people to interact with our studio and our games for years, not just launch week."
Rebellion® is the studio behind worldwide number one hit games such as Sniper Elite V2 and Aliens vs. Predator. One of Europe's leading independent video games developers and comic book publishers, Rebellion is privately owned company based in Oxford, United Kingdom, and prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to IP development and stewardship.
It has been responsible for a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed IPs, including Star Wars BattleFront, Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death, The Simpsons Game and Sniper Elite. Rebellion's publishing portfolio includes multi award-winning British science fiction comic 2000 AD, the 2000 AD Graphic Novel line, the internationally-acclaimed fantasy, science fiction and horror imprint Solaris Books, and shared-world pulp imprint Abaddon Books.