City Interactive consulted real military experts when working on Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2.
The sequel to Sniper: Ghost Warrior has seen numerous delays as the studio hopes to add those extra layers of polish to the title.
It's now set for a March release and game producer, Michael Sroczynski, said that real military experts have been consulted to offer a genuine sniper experience.
"Yes we do consult real military experts but we're not allowed to talk about it that much," Sroczynski told ArabicGamers.
"You'd be amazed how much stuff you don't even notice happens when a sniper takes a shot, like stopping to breathe and not inhaling any air.
"We even recorded muscle tension with a camera attached to a rifle. Cool stuff, really."
Sroczynski said that developers being taught how to operate sniper rifles was crucial in adding authenticity to the game.
"The dev team was coached on how a real sniper rifle operates, what are the crucial factors in operating one and then practiced that on the range.
"I think what they've learnt is really visible in the game and will provide gamers with that extra layer of authenticity they come to expect of SGW2."
We'll be publishing our full interview with Michael Sroczynski later in the week so check back soon.