Rebellion released the Art of Stealth trailer for Sniper Elite 5 today. The video provides more details on the stealth options available to players in the latest installment in the popular shooter franchise. The Spotlight trailer provides insights into the work of the development team as well as military consultant and motion capture artist Paul Biddiss. The released gameplay footage showcases the new freedoms in locomotion, stealth, and takedowns, which now have non-lethal options.
Paul Biddiss, military advisor and action coordinator for a number of high profile films and series, provided his expertise to the Sniper Elite 5 development team. He was also responsible for Karl Fairburne’s authentic movements and takedowns as motion capture artist. Paul himself says about his work on the title:
“All the takedowns are realistic and correspond to the training real SOE agents go through…everything is authentic. Nothing is set here.”
The new video also showcases the expanded stealth options available to Karl in Sniper Elite 5, including new movement mechanics. These allow players to access hidden areas of the different maps and open up alternative routes to get closer to their goals. In order to remain undetected, the audible distance of one’s own weapon and ammunition must also be taken into account when shooting.