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Rainbow 6 Patriots announced

Rainbow 6 Patriots announced

Uisoft has officially announced Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots. Set to release in 2013, the game will feature single-player storyline with multiple characters' perspectives and multiplayer cooperation. Team Rainbow's new threat is a revolutionary group called True Patriots. PR and a render inside.



TERRORISM HITS HOME IN TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6® PATRIOTS VIDEO GAME FROM UBISOFT®

Best-Selling Shooter Franchise Returns with Gripping New Storyline, Missions and Multiplayer Experience


Paris, France – November 3, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft announced the development of the latest edition of its best-selling Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 franchise, Rainbow 6 Patriots. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with the support of Ubisoft Toronto and Red Storm, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots revolves around a dynamic single-player storyline that captures the reality of modern-day terrorism and allows players to experience it from multiple characters’ perspectives. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots is due for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in 2013.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 franchise has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide and has been hailed as one of the best first-person shooter series of all time. The games are known for depicting high-tech counter-terrorist operations set within the Tom Clancy’s game world. With Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, Ubisoft is building upon the success of the franchise while also taking it in a bold new direction.

“Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6. In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, all the team play, tactics, and realism that fans of the series love have been coupled with an exciting new narrative direction,” said David Sears, creative director at Ubisoft. “This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience.”

In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, Team Rainbow faces a new and very real threat called the “True Patriots,” a highly-trained, well-organized revolutionary group that claim the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests. The True Patriots will do whatever it takes to reclaim their country. Playing as Team Rainbow, players will face critical scenarios that will require them to make tough ethical decisions in order to stop this new breed of terrorists.

In addition to the immersive single-player storyline, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots will introduce a huge variety of new innovative co-op and multi-player experiences. Players will be rewarded for working as a team and mastering the game’s new features that enhance communication and tactical execution between teammates. Success will come from a mix of split-second decision making and working to coordinate attacks against the enemy.

Additional details on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots can be found in an exclusive cover story in the December 2011 issue of Game Informer Magazine, available this month.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, please visit www.rainbow6.com and “like” the game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Rainbow6

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Commented on 2011-11-03 23:09:55
Next gen - day one. Current gen - wont bother.
Commented on 2011-11-03 23:11:34 In reply to GeRaLTo
^beat me to it.

Though I might say that I wouldn't mind buying the pc-version.
Commented on 2011-11-03 23:12:43
After seeing that target video I'm interested, but still cautious. I don't think Ubi will be able to bring back Rainbow 6 to it's former glory (Especially seeing how they are abandoning the core mechanics of their original game franchises like Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell)

Rainbow six 1,2 and 3 = Pure awesomeness, the crap they released after that, not so much!

Come on UBI, don't mess this up...

Never forget;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS4W95YkLw0
:-)
Commented on 2011-11-03 23:26:31
Interesting story line. I'm not sure how I feel about fighting myself and everyone I know as the main enemy though......according to the article, the main enemy is a "group that claim the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests". Is there a way I can ditch Rainbow and join the "True Patriots" in game???

And yes, with the release date that far out, this will definitely be a launch title for next gen systems.
Commented on 2011-11-03 23:27:11 In reply to FireWire
Posted by FireWire
Rainbow six 1,2 and 3 = Pure awesomeness, the crap they released after that, not so much!
I'm glad someone here believes that.
Commented on 2011-11-03 23:30:13 In reply to Real720
Posted by Real720
I'm glad someone here believes that.
It reminds me of times when playing online was actually fun and I met some great people during that time.
Nowadays you meet 98% dickheads and screaming kids, that I just mute (heck most of the time I'm in party chat :-)..

I miss those good old days (X-link Kai and Xbox Connect)! (don't get me started on Unreal Tournament, Quake 2 and 3! MP heaven!)
Commented on 2011-11-03 23:41:53 In reply to GeRaLTo
Posted by GeRaLTo
Next gen - day one. Current gen - wont bother.
We all know that you're responding hastily, as if you would still reject it if it turned out to be revolutionary (figuratively speaking) :). I for one always wait to see how a game turns. (But even I know that this is a wasted cause) :).
Commented on 2011-11-03 23:49:22
Great! Cant wait to see some in-game shots. I liked all RS games.
Commented on 2011-11-04 00:35:21
I'm kind of intrigued by the taget gameplay video, but I there are definitely some concerns as well.

It seems, as with most games these days, the devs are trying to make it much more of an interactive movie (see beginning section "press square now to kiss your wife"). That also leads to a much more scripted and linear experience. Although the video looked damn nice, it also looked very linear and scripted. I am still wishing for some truly dynamic tactical games.

The thing I loved about the original R6 games, was how dynamic they were. You spent a while planning a great strategy, and sometimes it worked, while other times you were force to adjust on the fly to adapt to the enemy. There were multiple ways to approach every situation. I know it is only target footage, but I just don't get that vibe here. It looks like your only tactic here is what order to kill your enemies before moving forward in a straight line.

Also, what is up with the matrix outlines and being able to see through everything? Isn't part of the "tactics" in a tactical game having to actually lean out from cover to see enemies etc?

On a high note, those graphics look stunning (with a 2013 release data, and possible next gen consoles, I don't doubt they could pull that off). I also really liked the sounds in the target video. They just need to make sure they capture the feel of the original games.

The story is going to be interesting for sure. Not sure about fighting enemies with whom I fundamentally agree, despite their tactics being extreme.
Commented on 2011-11-04 00:48:57
I'm definetly interested to see how this one will play out, if it will be more like Rainbow Six 3 or more like Rainbow Six Vegas.
Commented on 2011-11-04 00:52:14
Please, no bullshit Heavy Rain QTE's in the final version!
Commented on 2011-11-04 01:10:06
What is with Ubisoft and guys here on Gamersyde or Ubi official forums always bringing up the same shit that Ubi has gone downhill, remembering the good ol' times, bla bla?

Move on, stop supporting their direction by not buying the damn game instead of being a slave in buying the game and complaining when Ubi has stopped giving a crap about your opinion. I'm fine with all the changes Ubi makes with their franchises, but people who're disappointed, just stop paying attention to them!

Maybe there should be a Ubi Nostalgia Forum where people never buy any new Ubi games and just circle jerk over the the old games.
Commented on 2011-11-04 01:33:45 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
What is with Ubisoft and guys here on Gamersyde or Ubi official forums always bringing up the same shit that Ubi has gone downhill, remembering the good ol' times, bla bla?

Move on, stop supporting their direction by not buying the damn game instead of being a slave in buying the game and complaining when Ubi has stopped giving a crap about your opinion. I'm fine with all the changes Ubi makes with their franchises, but people who're disappointed, just stop paying attention to them!

Maybe there should be a Ubi Nostalgia Forum where people never buy any new Ubi games and just circle jerk over the the old games.
Thanks, i needed to hear this!! Yeah all Rainbow six games were good and i can't wait for this one. I don't like all that so called rainbow six vets that are trolling these forums b'cause Ubi ruined 'their' game! Boohoohoo. Dry your tears and grow up!! Go to Blackfootstudios.com and give them money to make a realistic game, if you want something REAL!!!!
Commented on 2011-11-04 02:10:30 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
What is with Ubisoft and guys here on Gamersyde or Ubi official forums always bringing up the same shit that Ubi has gone downhill, remembering the good ol' times, bla bla?

Move on, stop supporting their direction by not buying the damn game instead of being a slave in buying the game and complaining when Ubi has stopped giving a crap about your opinion. I'm fine with all the changes Ubi makes with their franchises, but people who're disappointed, just stop paying attention to them!

Maybe there should be a Ubi Nostalgia Forum where people never buy any new Ubi games and just circle jerk over the the old games.
Who the fuck died and made you the dictator of these forums?
Commented on 2011-11-04 02:20:20 In reply to FireWire
Posted by FireWire
It reminds me of times when playing online was actually fun and I met some great people during that time.
Nowadays you meet 98% dickheads and screaming kids, that I just mute (heck most of the time I'm in party chat :-)..

I miss those good old days (X-link Kai and Xbox Connect)! (don't get me started on Unreal Tournament, Quake 2 and 3! MP heaven!)
I liked the fact that the old R6 games had the beloved leaning feature, instead of the 3rd person cover bullshit that the stupid kids who played the Vegas series seemed to love.

I know that the upcoming R6 game will utilize a third person cover system, but I hope it'll actually be balanced, this time.
Commented on 2011-11-04 07:55:15
Is Sam Fisher leading the Rainbow Six now?
Commented on 2011-11-04 08:40:54
About
Fucking
Time
Posted by digi_matrix
What is with Ubisoft and guys here on Gamersyde or Ubi official forums always bringing up the same shit that Ubi has gone downhill, remembering the good ol' times, bla bla?

Move on, stop supporting their direction by not buying the damn game instead of being a slave in buying the game and complaining when Ubi has stopped giving a crap about your opinion. I'm fine with all the changes Ubi makes with their franchises, but people who're disappointed, just stop paying attention to them!

Maybe there should be a Ubi Nostalgia Forum where people never buy any new Ubi games and just circle jerk over the the old games.
The day they change something for the better is the day everyone will be happy but when Ghost recon goes from damn fine teamwork strategy shooter to a fucking socom wannabe and sam fisher goes from the best stealth agent to jack bauer
we will moan
we have a right to moan
and i am not going to be told not to moan by people clearly happy with watered down products.
Commented on 2011-11-04 09:17:14 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
About
Fucking
Time

The day they change something for the better is the day everyone will be happy but when Ghost recon goes from damn fine teamwork strategy shooter to a fucking socom wannabe and sam fisher goes from the best stealth agent to jack bauer
we will moan
we have a right to moan
and i am not going to be told not to moan by people clearly happy with watered down products.
I just fucking high fived my screen after reading this!
Commented on 2011-11-04 09:17:17
^THIS
Commented on 2011-11-04 09:52:46 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Is Sam Fisher leading the Rainbow Six now?
Yeah the International elite counter-terrorist group "Rainbow Six" was impressed by Sam Fishers demonstration of awesome skills after the last incident where he was able to take bullets to the head whilst still expunging everyone in Washington.
Commented on 2011-11-04 10:35:11 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
About
Fucking
Time

The day they change something for the better is the day everyone will be happy but when Ghost recon goes from damn fine teamwork strategy shooter to a fucking socom wannabe and sam fisher goes from the best stealth agent to jack bauer
we will moan
we have a right to moan
and i am not going to be told not to moan by people clearly happy with watered down products.
You have to realise Ubisoft was different back then, way smaller. Now they're one of the biggest game publishers in the world. They can't take as many risks like giving a complex game, too much money on the line. They can't deliver a sequel similar to the old Rainbow Six or Ghost Recons and be happy with just 1-2 million sales from the hardcore fanbase, it's not enough with the kind of AAA budget nowadays. They'll never go back to what you want. I've learned to accept it, and not play any new Rainbow Six or Ghost Recons. It's just discipline.

I have not played Rainbow Six past 3, because even that was too simplistic for me after playing other squad shooters at the time like SWAT 4 and Full Spectrum Warrior.

I haven't supported Ubisoft's squad shooters in this generation. There will always be some other indie/European developer who'll fill that void.

For example:
You liked the top-down stuff in the first few Rainbow Six games? FROZEN SYNAPSE, it has huge critical love, and here's a WTF on it. One of the best games of the year. Don't miss it, buy it from Steam!

You like the old Ghost Recon games? ARMA 3! PC!
Commented on 2011-11-04 10:40:41
I think Ghost Recon Future Soldier is much cooler than what it was before :P
Commented on 2011-11-04 10:46:20 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
About
Fucking
Time

The day they change something for the better is the day everyone will be happy but when Ghost recon goes from damn fine teamwork strategy shooter to a fucking socom wannabe and sam fisher goes from the best stealth agent to jack bauer
we will moan
we have a right to moan
and i am not going to be told not to moan by people clearly happy with watered down products.
Same with R6! Raven Shield was probably one of the greatest tactical shooters out and now look at it! It's ok saying don't moan but the original fans are what put that game on the map in the first place! If it wasn't for us we might not be in here talking about what was once a great game.

edit**

@digi

But they haven't even bothered to release something like Raven Shield to test the waters on that type of game have they? It's like i was saying last night about PC games being dumbed down for the console market, the fanbase is there and PC gaming is healthier than it has ever been it's about time these publishers/devs took a chance once in a while.
Commented on 2011-11-04 11:10:30
I did not mention R6 due to i was never on board with the originals so i don't really have a right to comment on them.

You cant say the PC is been dumbed down for console gamers, it's dumbed down for gamers overall, the average gamer wants a easy epic experience.. we, unfourtantly, are not your average gamers, we was once the majority, we are now the minority.. and sales is king :(
Commented on 2011-11-04 11:34:28 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
I did not mention R6 due to i was never on board with the originals so i don't really have a right to comment on them.

You cant say the PC is been dumbed down for console gamers, it's dumbed down for gamers overall, the average gamer wants a easy epic experience.. we, unfourtantly, are not your average gamers, we was once the majority, we are now the minority.. and sales is king :(
Yip, KORN said the same type of thing last night, same with music and movies nowadays as well.
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