UPDATE: Rebellion has announced that Sniper Elite V2 has been downloaded 1.8M times in less than 24 hours after Steam made the game free last night at 6pm BST. At its peak over 50,000 gamers were playing the game simultaneously. The developers hope to hit 2 million by the time the promotion ends today at 6pm BST / 10am PST.
Why did UK developer Rebellionnot to buy WWII shooter Sniper Elite V2 last week? Because it's available for from today for the next 24 hours, and what's great about this is that if you download it within the mentioned time period you get to keep it forever.
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."
This is the perfect chance to try out Sniper Elite V2 before Sniper Elite 3 is released on the 27th June. You can grab it for, but make sure you hurry as the clock is ticking...