Article written by Girls on Games collaborator, Catherine Dumont.
Ubisoft announced yesterday during their E3 media briefing that the Rainbow 6 series will be getting a next-gen compadre. Being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, the latest instalment is called Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege and it looks fan-effing-tastic.
So, how did they decide to introduce it? Was it another CGI-filled cinematic trailer? Some screenshots? Nope. They went straight for the money in showing us actual gameplay footage:
Though the footage captured is from pre-alpha testing (read: very early in development), the video still shows us a slice of what we can expect from an in-game multiplayer match. This particular video shows us two teams that are fighting to capture (or rescue) a hostage. Staying true to the series, Rainbow 6: Siege will have interactive environments in which you can either destroy them (like blasting through a wall) or fortify them in order to keep the opposing team out. As mentioned during the briefing, the tactical shooter will include a solo campaign,a co-op mode and a competitive mode.
This is assumedly to replace Ubisoft’s 2011 announcement of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots that was subsequently slashed last year. No worries though; Siege looks amazing so far.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege will be available for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 in September 2015.