Rainbox Six: Patriots May Have To Wait Until Next Gen

Polygon had a chance to sit down with Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft’s CEO, and talk a bit about the upcoming Rainbow Six game entitled “Patriots”. Not much has been said about Patriots as we’ve only been given one trailer and then news about three big developers leaving the company. Still, that trailer was pretty awesome.

Polygon learned that while the team they have on the project is doing very good, Patriots may need to be released for upcoming consoles instead of what we got now. That means we may not be able to gun down some terrorists for another year or so.

Rainbow Six: Patriots is the next game in the series that left off with Vegas 2. The Vegas series was highly competitive online. Hell, some of my friends still play it.

To give you an update on just what Patriots is, below is the trailer and an aging but still informative press release about the game from Ubisoft.





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


November 3, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft announced the development of the latest edition in its best-selling Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 franchise, Rainbow 6 Patriots. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with the support of Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft 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 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.