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#1 Rocky

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:44 PM

Over the past few months there have been one or two, maybe more, little nuggets of information that point to a new Rainbow Six from Ubisoft.

Could it be a Rainbow Six Online, like Ghost Recon Online when it appears in a few months, or could it be a reworking of the original, or a simple continuation of the series? We can only speculate, but here's the evidence so far that something is coming...so without further addo, here's our...

TOP THREE REASONS A NEW RAINBOW SIX IS COMING!

1. Sean PopeJoy's Resume

Sean has been a sound engineer for around 4 years and according to his LinkedIn profile he's worked on some big budget movies, and until quite recently it also boasted that he worked on a new Rainbow Six demo. That part of his resume has mysteriously disappeared after it was noted by a main stream gaming news site though. This is not the first time we've seen details of a game break in a resume before, and it won't be the last.

Here's what the resume said at the begining of May 2011 before it was altered.

"...developed Pro Tools sessions from Ubisoft audio for the game demo of Rainbow Six (2011)"


Pretty convicning stuff.

2.RainbowsIx-Bd.com

Late in 2009 Ubisoft purchased domain name Rainbowsix-Bd.com. In 2011 Ubisoft renewed that domain indicating that they still had plans for something Rainbow Six related with the initials "Bd". That's a totally mystery, but it is also excellent evisdence for a new Rainbow Six title.

3. Sparkling Water for Rainbow Six



In December 2010 Ubisoft published a joke video on their Youtube channel that mentioned Rainbow Six several times in the making of a new game. Why on earth would Ubisoft spend money hiring actors and creating this spoof video to talk about a series that was, as far as we knew, dead in the water. But even more mysterious, Ubisoft has NEVER promoted a Rainbow Six (or Ghost Recon) game in this manner before; up until now, their modus operandi has been, in a word, deniability through silence.

This has to be the biggest hint to date that the Rainbow Six series is about to recieve a reboot - and not before time!!





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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:35 PM

More evidence... :)

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Rainbow Six Set to Invade New York With Home-Grown Terrorism

A new interpretation of the classic Rainbow Six, the tough-as-nails tactical shooter that asked gamers to carefully plan out the nuance of a breach like a choreographed dance, is in the works, a source familiar with the unannounced Ubisoft shooter tell Kotaku.

We've also heard that the game will in many ways be a departure from the sameness found in Rainbow Six: Vegas and its sequel, and a return to what helped separate the shooter from others of its ilk.

It's unclear if the in-development game will be shown at E3.
The original Rainbow Six is more tactical and focused on stealth than on weapons. Before each mission, in those early games, players were asked to view a briefing and then build a team, pick their weapons and equipment and finally create waypoints that the secondary members of the team would follow. Once the mission started, players had only control of one team member at a time.

Rainbow Six will be a far more story-driven game than previous iterations of the Tom Clancy branded title. The game is meant to take a step in a different direction, telling a bigger, much more gritty cinematic story than previous versions of the game.

In this still-to-be-titled Rainbow Six, players will be tasked with stopping a homegrown terrorist group operating in America. The group, fed up with the greed of Wall Street and the government that acts to protect them, decides to target New York City.

While the gameplay is based on some classic Rainbow Six mechanics, there is a cover system that takes you out of the first-person perspective and into the third.

A new icon-rich graphics style helps to highlight members of your team during a mission and other pertinent information.

Contacted Thursday, Ubisoft declined to comment.

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#3 Pave Low

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 02:29 PM

OK, i am now allowing myself to start daring to hope again


Just praying that Ubi do not screw up this last chance to recover the once great Rainbow Six series from where their ineptitude has left it
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:09 PM

While the gameplay is based on some classic Rainbow Six mechanics, there is a cover system that takes you out of the first-person perspective and into the third.

A new icon-rich graphics style helps to highlight members of your team during a mission and other pertinent information.


Cover system. Third-person view. Icon-rich graphics. 'Nuff said.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:03 PM

I'm very sceptical about the new R6, it will most likely completely neglect its roots like the latest iterations since Lockdown. What qualifies as a tactical shooter nowadays?

My only hope is:

While the gameplay is based on some classic Rainbow Six mechanics


Wonder what this could be?

More story driven? Sounds like more linear maps and narrow gameplay. More gritty cinematic story reminds me of the reboot of the Batman films.

Will reserve my judgement until any gameplay video has been shown, hopefully at e3!
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:38 PM

While Ubisoft's still-secret, yet-to-be named Rainbow 6 game skipped an E3 appearance this year, it is still very much in the works we're told.

Here is our first look at early, rough images from the game, a game that promises to mix the former glory of the hard-as-nails tactical shooter with a brand new gameplay twist: Morality.

Rainbow 6 will be a far more story-driven game that previous iterations of the Tom Clancy branded title with gamers tasked with stopping a homegrown terrorist group operating in America. The group, fed up with the greed of Wall Street and the government that acts to protect them, decided to target New York City.

At the heart of the game is a branching morality system that changes the outcome of key moments in the game based on the in-the-moment decisions the player makes. Early development currently has the outcome of these decisions shape the path you take toward the game's ending, with many of the levels having multiple endings. These decisions, we're told, can drastically change the story. In practice, that means that it will be impossible to play every level in the game on a single play-through. Instead, gamers will be rewarded with new experiences based on the changing decisions they make in subsequent plays of the game.

New Rainbow 6 Might Be the Most Innovative Shooter in YearsIn action the decisions a player is forced to make seem like they can be emotional, powerful moments in the game. In one example seen first hand by Kotaku, for instance, the terrorists break into a home and kidnap a stranger. You take on the roll of that stranger, forced to hold a trigger button to prevent a vest loaded with explosives from blowing up. Later, on a heavily-populated bridge in New York City, the perspective shifts, having you control the Rainbow 6 team there to take down the terrorists and take out the hapless, walking bomb.

The in-game graphics highlight where other members of the team are as you work your way to the innocent wearing the suicide vest. Icons allow you to target particular body parts on enemies, allowing you to decide whether to kill or incapacitate. Those icons show you the blast radius surrounding the man holding the detonator, once you approach him. They also show you how many people are in the vehicles nearby, like a bus that is packed with nearly 100 people. The decision you're forced to make in this scenario is to sacrifice the man with the explosives, or risk the lives of hundreds. One option has you tossing the man from the bridge, experiencing some of his memories as he plummets, and then watching him explode.

As heart-rending as that moment was, it sounds as if Ubisoft is still weighing the cost and benefits of implementing this new, interesting morality system in the game. One option has the game not including it at all.

If it remains, the notion of shaping a game by morally-driven decisions is a powerful new element rarely seen in a shooter. This new idea has the power to not just move Rainbow 6 beyond the realm of today's shooters, but perhaps many of today's games.

I love my shooters, but the notion of finally adding to them the very real human cost of gunplay, of decisions that impact not just a country's safety, but a person's, is vastly intriguing to me.


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 12:44 PM

The branching morality system sounds very interesting. Positively surprised to see innovative ideas from Ubisoft bringing something good to the game. Hope this becomes a new trend on their part. :)

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:37 AM

2.RainbowsIx-Bd.com

Late in 2009 Ubisoft purchased domain name Rainbowsix-Bd.com. In 2011 Ubisoft renewed that domain indicating that they still had plans for something Rainbow Six related with the initials "Bd". That's a totally mystery, but it is also excellent evisdence for a new Rainbow Six title.


UPDATE:
It seems that Rainbow Six BD isn't the title of the latest Rainbow Six game, but rather a reference to a series of possible Rainbow Six comics. The term "BD" is an abbreviation of the French term "bande dessinee", which translates as "comics". Apparently Ubisoft also registered domains for Rayman-BD.com, Rabbids-BD.com, and Redsteel-BD.com on the same day as registering RainbowSix-BD.com, which does suggest that the domain does in fact refer to Rainbow Six comics rather than a possible title for a new game.

Source: http://n4g.com/news/...-rainbow-six-bd

Still not giving up hope...

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:35 PM

hey, in and out post.
don't know if this has already been posted but i didn't see it so, uuhm yeah, why not?
a quick google search for "rainbow 6 leak" gives this:
http://gematsu.com/w...con-Leak_02.jpg
is that a "classic Rainbow 6 mechanic"?

Edited by Zeealex(diggit), 18 July 2011 - 12:37 PM.


#10 Rocky

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:15 PM

UPDATE:
It seems that Rainbow Six BD isn't the title of the latest Rainbow Six game, but rather a reference to a series of possible Rainbow Six comics.


Thanks for that update mate, interesting indeed!

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:00 PM

don't know if this has already been posted but i didn't see it so, uuhm yeah, why not?


Yeah, it was in post #6 above, in the kotaku article
but still thanks for posting, might have been something new
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:23 AM

Aaah the good old days of RB:6




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