The Rainbow Six franchise is back in the hands of its mommy – Ubisoft Montreal – so let’s hope it gets the TLC it’s been in need of
May 8, 2006 – You can’t argue with the fact that the Rainbow Six series exploded onto the gaming scene 8 years ago. Developed by Redstorm Entertainment which later became Ubisoft Montreal when it was purchased by the publisher, the series saw its share of expansions and sequels. I was a fan of the series on the PC and later became reacquainted with it on the Xbox. Certainly the series has taken a few blows to the head in recent years, but there’s nothing like returning the creation to its creator for a welcome breath of fresh Vegas air.
Speaking of Vegas, the game takes place in Sin City which is being held under a terrorist seige. I’ve been to Vegas many times and I’m guessing the terrorists probably just lost it standing in line at one of those $1.99 All You Can Eat Buffets. I know I felt like blowing the place up simply because of the old people who WOULDN’T HURRY THE %$#@ UP! No need to tell the cashier your life story, just pay for your mountain of bacon and GO ALREADY! Whatever the reasoning, it will be your job to save the world’s must corrupt, evil infested immoral city on the face of the earth from certain destruction…because that would be, um….a bad thing I guess?
In any event, I’m betting the mob craps their pants when they see Ding Chavez and his team crouching outside their casinos. But Ding and Co. better not rest on their laurels as Ubisoft Montreal has dedicated one team member to look entirely after the enemy AI. Other improvements include a third person perspective (ala Perfect Dark Zero) when taking cover and a more intuitive teammate command config. Ubisoft Montreal is also looking to up the emotional ante for players as they are hoping to create a gaming environment where protecting civilians is far more important than shooting the bad guys.
We’re looking forward to the next gen Rainbow Six and should have some more info soon.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six makes its next-generation hardware debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned first-person shooter franchise to date. Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in “Sin City” threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights. The future of global security hangs in the balance as you battle to defend classic Vegas locations and environments like Fremont Street, the Strip and casinos. Experience Las Vegas like never before – through revolutionary next generation technology as you work against the clock to protect one of the world’s most recognizable cities from utter devastation.