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Rainbow Six Patriots?
Ubisoft have made some pretty big promises for the next Rainbow Six title in a new interview with IGN. While adding a little speculation about the title of the next game in the Rainbow Six tactical shooter series, they did have this to say...
So, no release date, no title, and some statements we really hope Ubisoft can deliver on!
Takedown:Red Sabre Pre-Order Now!
Takedown:Red Sabre just took a massive step towards release with a pre-order page on Steam now activated!
For those of you that have been under a rock for the past few months, Takedown:Red Sabre is the Kickstarter project launched by Christian "Ghost Recon" "Serellan" "Rainbow Six" Allen.
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Rainbow Six Next Gen
Ubisoft's Tony Key has stated that there will be a new Rainbow Six, coming to next gen consoles, but stopped shirt of confirming it will be the much anticipated Rainbow Six Patriots.
It was way back in 2012 that Rainbow Six Patriots was first announced, after this news it's looking like a 2014 release for the next Rainbow Six title.
Patriots Bumped by The Division
Ubisoft revealed a new Tom Clancy franchise moments ago at the climax of their E3 presentation - Tom Clancy's The Division.
The Division is an online next gen console title in an open world environment. Feature co-op play for 4 gamers, The Division looked great, alas with no mention of Rainbow Six Patriots it seems clear that The Division is Ubisoft's prime Tom Clancy game for both next gen console's launch line-ups.
Available in 2014 for the Xbox One and PS4, The Division already has a brand new shiny official forum at Ubisoft, find out more here.
Rainbow Six Patriots PS3
The lack of official news of Rainbow Six Patriots has led to speculation that the title has been delayed specifically as a PS4 launch title. However, this RSE employe resume would indicate that a PS3 version is still on the cards.
Rainbow Six Patriots Cancelled, or is it....
When Gamestop removed Rainbow Six : Patriots from it's pre-oder store this week, the rumour mill went wild that the much anticipated continuation of the Rainbow Six series had stalled.
Considering that also this week Ubisoft's CEO failed to mention Rainbow Six Patriots at all when talking about Ubisoft's releases, it's hardly surprising that this title with a faltering development phase is being subject to questions about it's future.
What to remember however is that a Ubi Dev mentioned only a few weeks ago that progess was still being made on the title.
We've been around for over a decade now, supporting the Rainbow Six series and if you want to know what we are putting out money on, we're only saying two things : Rainbow fans, fear not....
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No R6:Patriots this year?
Rainbow Six Patriots Maps Complete
As another month slips by with no Rainbow Six Patriot news, in an interview with Polygon, Jade Raymond of Ubisoft slipped in that the multiplayer maps on Rainbow Six Patriots are complete. More news as it trickles in...
Rainbow Six Patriots heading for WiiU
Leaked information appears to confirm that Raibow Six Patriots will be heading for Nintendo's WiiU console.
Read more in our Rainbow Six Patriots forums.
Rainbow Six Patriots Download
Rainbow Six fans received an early New Year bonus from Ubisoft this week when they received Rainbow Six Patriot Download instructions for their pre-orders on the next Rainbow Six title.
Unfortunately this turned out to be an administrative error and fans are now awaiting a credit on their account for the money debited from their accounts!
Rainbow Six Patriots Updates
It's been very queit on the Rainbow Six Patriots front recently, infact no news since the surprise dev shake up over 6 months ago. That's about to change though with new information leaking out about the new direction for Rainbow Six Patriots.
Rumour has it that Rainbow Six Patriots is going to benefit from a more open gameplay with less on-the-rails action sections, and more open ended gameplay. Players will be able to roam the area picking up intel and planning their own attack options. Additionally missions may have multiple endings, providing replay value for offline campiagn gamers.
We're also expecting to see new and innovative use of the Xbox Kinect including face recognition.
Finally, expect to see a similar app tie in to the Ghost Recon Network, where gamers can continue their Rainbow Six experience while on the move with a fully featured Rainbow Six Patriots app. The Ghost Recon Netwrok app is already a huge success with gamers cusomising weapons and taking part in competions. Ubisoft may have plans to take such an app to the next level with a Rainbow Six Network, possibly even including geolocation features.
Whether or not Rainbow Six Patriots is going to be a next gen title only, or will be released for current gen consoles is open to specualtion. It all sounds extremely positive and exciting, now we just have to wait on an official announcement from Ubisoft!
With little in the way of news or updates on Rainbow Six Patriots, why not turn your attention to Ground Branch, a tactical shooter from John Sondecker. John worked on the original and best Rainbow Six game back in the day, and now he is working on Ground Branch with the main aim of making a quality tactical shooter for gamers.
His Kickstarter is nearing its end date so the final push is on! Head over to the Ground Branch Kickstarter page now and make your no-risk pledge now!
So you want a tactical shooter that requires you to think straight as well as shoot straight, you know, like Rainbow six did?
Well, you're going to want to check this out, Takedown, from Christian Allen, yeh the Ghost Recon guy. Watch his latest video, it's cool.
Six days to go, pledge your support and let's get a true tactical, realistic CQB shooter back on the cards!
Patriots Dev Shuffle
Ubisoft is reported to have carried out a major reshuffle of the Rainbow Six Patriots Dev team.
Out go all of the above guys, David Sears (creative director), lead designer Philippe Therien, and animation director Brent George. You might remember those guys from the impressive "The Technology Behind Rainbow Six Patriots" video.
The calm, assured prescence of David Sears and the obvious enthusiam of Therien and George impressed everyone who watched that video and their departure has given rise to some speculation about the future for Rainbow Six Patriots.
As we pondered in our last news post, did the gritty and controversial trailers released thus far go too far? Is Rainbow Six Patriots about to be toned down? The answer may lie with Ubisoft's Jean-Sebastien Decant, the new project Creative Director. Check out what Decant had to say about hardcore gamers when he was tasked with making Driver San Fransisco more accessible last summer.
Worrying, or exciting development? Let us know!
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Rainbow Six Patriots Spike'd
Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2011 next weekend will feature brand new exclusive Rainbow Six Patriots footage, according to current promotionals appearing on TV.
If you have Spike TV in your territory, tune in on Saturday 10th December!
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What Rainbow Six Means
With Rainbow Six Patriots on the distant horizon, we thought it was an appropritae moment to take a few minutes and remember what Rainbow Six was all about, back in the day.
This Youtube video manages to capture much of the original Rainbow Six magic, including that amazingly detailed planning phase.
If you find any other good Rainbow Six clips on youttube, please post them up in our forums!
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Rainbow Six Patriots Tech.
GameInformer have a really great 25 minute video with three of the Rainbow Six Dev team talking about the technology behind Rainbow Six Patriots.
In the video they explain why the AI is going to be extremely realistic, their plans to humanise the characters, and why weapon nuts are going to love this game. They even threw out a challenge that gun nuts will not spot any mistakes in the detailed gun model animations.
"A whole new level of realism"
I can't remember ever seeing such an open and detailed dev interview for a Ubisoft shooter before, definately a promising start for the next Rainbow Six. I'd go further and challenge anybody not to be excited about Raimbow Six Patriots after watching the enthusiasm of these guys (well, two out of three ain't bad), and listening to the new features they have planned for Patriots.
Exciting times for Rainbow Six fans! Leave you comments in our Rainbow Six Partriots forum.
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Rainbow Six Legacy Interview
GameInformer have released a 7 minute interview with David Sears of Ubisoft in which he describes the Rainbow Six Legacy and how it will impact on Rainbow Six Patriots game design decisions.
It's a great, open and frank discussion on Ubisoft's plans for Rainbow Six Patriots. Enjoy it here.
Rainbow Six Patriots Announced
After the unofficial leak regarding Rainbow Six Patriots early this week, Ubisoft have now issued a Rainbow Six Patriots Press Release with offical details on the latest game in the Rainbow Six series.
Ubisoft say that in addition to an immersive single-player storyline, Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots will introduce a huge variety of new innovative co-op and multi-player experiences. There are rewards for working as a team and mastering the game's new features that enhance communication and tactical execution between teammates.
Post your thoughs on this announcement in our Rainbow Six Patriots forum.
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