Posted on June 9, 2014 AT 04:17pm
Ubisoft closed out their press conference by announcing a brand new entry in the Rainbow Six franchise, Siege.
Siege will bring the series’ trademark tactical shooter gameplay to the new generation of consoles with an emphasis on strategy and destructible environments.
Further details are scarce at the moment, but it’s clear that multiplayer will play a large role in Siege. In fact, the debut footage, which you can check out above, doesn’t make it clear whether there will be any single-player component at all.
Still, the six-minute glimpse at a multiplayer match between a group of hostage-taking criminals and a counter-terrorist unit offers plenty of exciting hints at what we can expect from the game, including nifty drones to help with recon, a planning phase where players can mark out strategies on a map, and some of the most remarkable looking environmental destruction I’ve ever seen. Bullets chip away holes in walls, and in a few key moments, breach charges are used to blast enormous holes that collapse entire walls and ceilings. The vibe is very Counter-Strike, with one-life per round and an emphasis on rescuing hostages, but it’s definitely a much more complex, technologically advanced take on that idea.
It also appears that Siege signals the death of the previously announced Rainbow Six project, Patriots, which was put on hold when development wasn’t going as smoothly as Ubisoft had hoped.
Rainbow Six: Siege launches next year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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