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R6S: Velvet Shell launching tomorrow

R6S: Velvet Shell launching tomorrow

Year 2 of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege starts tomorrow with the release of a new expansion. Operation Velvet Shell brings Mira and Jackal, 2 new G.E.O. (Grupo Especial de Operaciones) operators plus a new map, weapon skins and new navigation interface. Screens and trailer inside.



TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE OPERATION VELVET SHELL AVAILABLE TOMORROW

The first main content update of Year 2 introduces a brand-new map with two new operators, an additional gameplay feature
as well as a major navigation update


San Francisco — February 6, 2017 – Today, Ubisoft announced that Operation Velvet Shell, the first free update of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 will be available for Xbox One, Sony Playstation®4 and Windows PC from February 7, 2017. Year 2 pass holders will instantly receive the two new Operators of the Spanish Counter Terrorist Unit as well as their 4 signature weapons skins and non-Season Pass owners will be able to unlock them using Renown in-game currency or R6 Credits starting on February 14, 2017.

The new Coastline map featuring Operation Velvet Shell

In Operation Velvet Shell, players will be plunged into an effervescent night ambiance on the seashore of Ibiza. While embodying two Spanish operators from the Grupo Especial de Operaciones, the Rainbow team will regain control of the coastline thanks to their unique tactical expertise:

• Mira has proven her strength and endurance but her best asset is her knowledge in mechanics. She is specialized in armoring process for ballistic protection. Equipped with the Vector 45 ACP and ITA12L as primary weapons, she can find the weaker spot on any machinery and reinforce it.
• Jackal has developed his expertise in tracking down HVTs and intercepting narcotics shipments with the G.E.O.s. Equipped with the C7E and PDW9 as primary weapons, he triggered an acute sensitivity relating to his environment, which enables him to spot irregularities rapidly.

Additionally, as part of the ongoing commitment to enrich Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege playing experience, Year 2 will start with new dynamic navigation interface, making all players activities such as challenges, news and boosters available in the same place. Xavier Marquis, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Creative Director explains “We are working hard on ensuring the game’s longevity. Since we are here to stay, we’re making sure that you are getting comfortable”.

To learn more about Operation Velvet shell, please visit www.rainbow6.com/VelvetShell

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is currently available worldwide for consoles and Windows PC.

More information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, is available on rainbow6.com

Velvet Shell Trailer

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Commented on 2017-02-06 23:52:21
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Commented on 2017-02-06 23:54:57
Sorry for being so mean spirited. I just want the impossible to happen. I want to see the industry going back to the 90's and early 00's mindset.
Commented on 2017-02-07 00:19:31 In reply to ManCrush
Posted by ManCrush
I think I'm getting really sick of Ubisoft's corporate pandering to SJW crowd. Ever since they got AC Unity co-op cover backlash, they've been shoehorning stronk independint wominz everywhere. AC Syndicate was the worst with its transgenders/female gang members who brawl on the streets bs. Now they're turning R6 into Saints Row. Every game is Saints Row at this point. People need more skins and loot crates and sexy strong hot wominz!!! VALUE!!! PROGRESSIVE!!! REPRESENTATION!!!

Just go back to making another Rayman in 3D, Ubi. Please.
You're fucking delusional.
Commented on 2017-02-07 00:24:22 In reply to ManCrush
Posted by ManCrush
I think I'm getting really sick of Ubisoft's corporate pandering to SJW crowd. Ever since they got AC Unity co-op cover backlash, they've been shoehorning stronk independint wominz everywhere. AC Syndicate was the worst with its transgenders/female gang members who brawl on the streets bs. Now they're turning R6 into Saints Row. Every game is Saints Row at this point. People need more skins and loot crates and sexy strong hot wominz!!! VALUE!!! PROGRESSIVE!!! REPRESENTATION!!!

Just go back to making another Rayman in 3D, Ubi. Please.
Trump supporter? Trump supporter!
Commented on 2017-02-07 01:54:10 In reply to ManCrush
Posted by ManCrush
I think I'm getting really sick of Ubisoft's corporate pandering to SJW crowd. Ever since they got AC Unity co-op cover backlash, they've been shoehorning stronk independint wominz everywhere. AC Syndicate was the worst with its transgenders/female gang members who brawl on the streets bs. Now they're turning R6 into Saints Row. Every game is Saints Row at this point. People need more skins and loot crates and sexy strong hot wominz!!! VALUE!!! PROGRESSIVE!!! REPRESENTATION!!!

Just go back to making another Rayman in 3D, Ubi. Please.
You need to turn off your computer and go outside IMMEDIATELY!!!
Commented on 2017-02-07 05:09:59
They pretty much make a female/male op with every release ManCrush


Anywho - wish they went into more interesting territories like Africa, or some arctic special forces.
Commented on 2017-02-07 05:24:15
Can we have a Boulet Time please ?
Commented on 2017-02-07 05:29:23 In reply to ManCrush
Posted by ManCrush
I think I'm getting really sick of Ubisoft's corporate pandering to SJW crowd. Ever since they got AC Unity co-op cover backlash, they've been shoehorning stronk independint wominz everywhere. AC Syndicate was the worst with its transgenders/female gang members who brawl on the streets bs. Now they're turning R6 into Saints Row. Every game is Saints Row at this point. People need more skins and loot crates and sexy strong hot wominz!!! VALUE!!! PROGRESSIVE!!! REPRESENTATION!!!

Just go back to making another Rayman in 3D, Ubi. Please.
lol.. what a twat..

Go find a safe space.
Commented on 2017-02-07 05:32:34 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
or some arctic special forces.
Polar bears?
Commented on 2017-02-07 09:25:44 In reply to GriftGFX
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Commented on 2017-02-07 11:33:57 In reply to GriftGFX
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Commented on 2017-02-07 13:15:15 In reply to ManCrush
Posted by ManCrush
Sorry for being so mean spirited. I just want the impossible to happen. I want to see the industry going back to the 90's and early 00's mindset.
I understand what you mean despite the poor choice of words. diversity is at the moment on top of Ubisoft's agenda and that's precisely what gaming community requested. the implementation, however, might have been handled rather poorly I admit. as for R6 and AC:S, aesthetic choices for character design could have been taken more seriously. a few years back, people felt fed up with the lack of diversity in storytelling and creative processes involved; now some of us can't help but think we are annoyed by the presence thereof. at this point I for one am more concerned about the state of ubi games in terms of quality rather than characters and customisation options. a bit of mixed feelings really, I hate and love Ubisoft at the same time.
Commented on 2017-02-07 13:20:05 In reply to ManCrush
Posted by ManCrush
Thanks for insulting me over my opinion. That really showed me!
I've been here long enough to know that Grift is actually quite nice.
neither of you is to blame. you for speaking your mind, and him reacting to your outburst of indifferent emotions
Commented on 2017-02-07 13:21:15 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Trump supporter? Trump supporter!
:D
you troll
Commented on 2017-02-07 13:33:57 In reply to ManCrush
Posted by MinorDespera
Leave that to liberals, the inventors of safe spaces.
We're going to make you beg for them.
Posted by ManCrush
Thanks for insulting me over my opinion. That really showed me!
You're.. welcome? All I see is a twat flapping in the wind.
Commented on 2017-02-07 14:27:32 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
You're.. welcome? All I see is a twat flapping in the wind.
Ok
Commented on 2017-02-07 14:36:29
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2013/12...

How the Illinois Swat team dare to have a female operator to pander to SJW crowd...
Commented on 2017-02-07 14:59:43
So like.. what time?
Posted by rayy
How the Illinois Swat team dare to have a female operator to pander to SJW crowd...
Don't bother engaging someone who uses the term "SJW" in objective debate. They're just unaware social justice warriors themselves, campaigning for a different brand of social activism. All the while completely unaware of the irony or hypocrisy.

I didn't even know that Saints Row had a feminist agenda.

To think: This thread could have been about Rainbow Six Velvet Shell.
Commented on 2017-02-07 16:05:02 In reply to rayy
Posted by rayy
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2013/12/20/4142053/

How the Illinois Swat team dare to have a female operator to pander to SJW crowd...
Well sure, exceptions are 100% ok, I had no problem with earlier Clancy's games having female snipers and such. But they just stuff their games with whatever they think would please the cheering crowd. It's so corporate and cynical and targeted at a specific audience that it makes me die inside a little every time I see this sort of pander. It's like Blizzard level of pandering.
Commented on 2017-02-07 16:14:02 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
So like.. what time?



Don't bother engaging someone who uses the term "SJW" in objective debate. They're just unaware social justice warriors themselves, campaigning for a different brand of social activism. All the while completely unaware of the irony or hypocrisy.

I didn't even know that Saints Row had a feminist agenda.

To think: This thread could have been about Rainbow Six Velvet Shell.
Why thank you for trying to indirectly silence me. And perhaps my first post was a bit of a "cry me a river windbaggery", but my whole point was not so much about one particular issue, but the whole damn pack of them. It just so happens that shoehorning "progressive" messages about women and gays into every random popular game with no regards for artistic integrity, world believability and so on, to simply get good press and the buzz, has been Ubi's shtick for a decade now and is at the forefront of the most annoying things I find about the gaming industry and their products in general. Hence, me complaining about it first and their preference of gimmicks over substance second. Guilty as charged I guess.
Commented on 2017-02-07 17:34:39 In reply to GriftGFX
Haha, noice, so Boulet Time is a designated "I'll hide anyone who disagrees with me" function. I thought it was for messages with terrible spelling, good to know.
Posted by GriftGFX
We're going to make you beg for them.
Pathetic rebuttal, F-, apply yourself.
Commented on 2017-02-08 06:33:14 In reply to ManCrush
Posted by ManCrush
Why thank you for trying to indirectly silence me. And perhaps my first post was a bit of a "cry me a river windbaggery", but my whole point was not so much about one particular issue, but the whole damn pack of them. It just so happens that shoehorning "progressive" messages about women and gays into every random popular game with no regards for artistic integrity, world believability and so on, to simply get good press and the buzz, has been Ubi's shtick for a decade now and is at the forefront of the most annoying things I find about the gaming industry and their products in general. Hence, me complaining about it first and their preference of gimmicks over substance second. Guilty as charged I guess.
You're really grasping at straws here.

Siege has a female/male combination from just about all the countries they've chosen to represent in the game.
They aren't doing it to be progressive. They're doing it because females exist in these special forces as well...

Also Overwatch's characters are purposely diverse because it makes for a more interesting varied cast.
It's not pandering, it makes each more unique, varied, and cool to play


I like how for generations we've just been playing male characters and suddenly adding diversity is pandering or bothersome.
Find something more useful and deserving to be angry about.
Commented on 2017-02-08 13:26:52 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
You're really grasping at straws here.

Siege has a female/male combination from just about all the countries they've chosen to represent in the game.
They aren't doing it to be progressive. They're doing it because females exist in these special forces as well...

Also Overwatch's characters are purposely diverse because it makes for a more interesting varied cast.
It's not pandering, it makes each more unique, varied, and cool to play


I like how for generations we've just been playing male characters and suddenly adding diversity is pandering or bothersome.
Find something more useful and deserving to be angry about.
I'm no expert on a subject, but I'm kinda 100% sure that women are allowed in special forces in support roles only. As in radio operators and such, with no presence in the field.

And do tell how is it not a complete disregard of realistic and consistent world-building, and not pandering after the Unity cover debacle, to have female brawlers 'en masse' in Syndicate in time when women were to abide in accordance with rather strict social standards, not to mention how they would be practically useless in a fistfight. Am I missing something here or is it just blatantly obvious pander and Ubi just wants the buzz and the sales? I can't believe some people honestly think that they care. They likely don't. It's a business, and they're eager to sacrifice artistry and honest representation of history in order to push the narrative that's hip with SJW crowd, seeing how bloody vocal it is, given a chance to hate on someone.

I won't go over Blizzard, but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc0u1-Liamk
this fellow makes some good points about what bothers me about them.

And no, we haven't been playing as male characters for generations and when we were there was usually a good reason. Like world believability and realism and historical accuracy.

Also, I'm not really angry about it. I just feel a bit depressed with how artistic diversity is being replaced by political diversity. I want realistic games to be realistic and believable, and I want my not realistic games to be mad fun. I don't want them to mix like it's happening today. I'm sorry for liking things like they before 2006.
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