Rainbow Six Patriots coming in 2013

Ubisoft has officially confirmed Rainbow Six Patriots, due on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in 2013. The game will see the Rainbow team take on a group of domestic terrorists.

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Ubisoft has confirmed ongoing rumors of a new R6 game, titled Rainbow Six Patriots. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with help from Ubisoft Toronto and Red Storm, it's planned for release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in 2013. As rumored, the team will take on a threat called the "True Patriots," a revolutionary group railing against the US government and special interests. Ubisoft promises "tough ethical decisions" in stopping the threat of domestic terrorism. The upcoming cover of Game Informer confirms the New York City setting.

An early, leaked look at Rainbow Six: Patriots

Although the announcement didn't share specific details, Patriots will also be receiving the series' signature co-op and multiplayer modes. "Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6," said creative director David Sears in the announcement. "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. This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience."
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    November 3, 2011 10:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Rainbow Six Patriots coming in 2013.

    Ubisoft has officially confirmed Rainbow Six Patriots, due on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in 2013. The game will see the Rainbow team take on a group of domestic terrorists.

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      November 3, 2011 10:31 AM

      I got excited for a brief moment, but then I remembered what the R6 series has turned into.

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        November 3, 2011 10:32 AM

        Yep, awesome fun games. Can't wait.

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          November 3, 2011 10:36 AM

          What happened to all the planning and movement choreography that made R6 awesome?

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          November 3, 2011 10:43 AM

          Exactly. Also my R6 games usually are Degenerate/Jedi_27/Maulla betrayal murder simulators.

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          November 3, 2011 2:04 PM

          Surprising, coming from you. I thought you liked real games.

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          November 3, 2011 2:14 PM

          You haven't played anything else then. Et tu, Yurik.

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              November 3, 2011 2:19 PM

              Also, nearly all my Crysis and Crysis Warhead hours on there are from Mechwarrior Living Legends.

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                November 3, 2011 2:21 PM

                I don't care about other genres, I'm talking about the action cover shooters that makes Vegas generic as shit.

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                  November 3, 2011 2:25 PM

                  I was replying to your post, not your entire holistic worldview. I have played plenty of games, in many, many genres. I have played sims, fps games, rts games, RPG's, turrn-based games, arcade games, etc. I'd say my gaming experiences are very well-rounded.

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                    November 3, 2011 2:35 PM

                    You're getting me wrong on both counts. Let's correct this.

                    A) I care a lot about other genres. I am saying...
                    B) You haven't played any of the games that Vegas is exactly like, which is probably why you're ok with Vegas

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                      November 3, 2011 2:45 PM

                      I think we both misunderstood each other. Not trying to be a dick -- my last two posts are in response to the literal translation of "You haven't played anything else then" which might have implied deeper meaning in your mind but did not carry over into the actual words you wrote.

                      If you give me examples of games Vegas is "exactly like" that would help me understand your point better. Somehow I doubt your examples are really going to strike me as clones, but more a hodge podge of similar cherry-picked elements.

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              November 3, 2011 2:20 PM

              Funny, I don't see many of the other generic cover based action shooters that R6 directly apes on that list.

              They're all 'ok' games, which is probably why Vegas was your only intro to it. The problem is R6 used to be outstanding, now it's just a license for Cover Shooter 2013 Alpha.

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                November 3, 2011 2:23 PM

                I'd need some examples of games it directly apes that you think are so rotten to the core.

                I played through nearly all of Gears of War 2 coop with a friend. I didn't think it was the pinnacle of entertainment, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

                The Vegas games have the best cover system by far of any cover-based game I've played.

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                  November 3, 2011 2:44 PM

                  Vegas 1/2 is just another GRAW 1/2 as it's just another Blood on the Sand as it's just another psuedo military cover shooter with scripted events.

                  They are ok, they can be fun, especially in multiplayer or co-op. But that is not what Rainbow Six is. Rainbow isn't supposed to be some bland variant on the cover shooter, it's supposed to be insanely technical and tactical. With hundreds of guns and toys to choose from...

                  ... not a kill 50 enemies in the next 15 minutes action shooter.



                  It should be a spend 30 minutes planning, and 90 seconds executing a dozen enemies game like the originals.

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                    November 3, 2011 2:55 PM

                    Well, I hated the little I played of GRAW. Blood on the Sand...no idea why a 50-Cent vehicle created as a mimic of cover shooter games would be an example of why I shouldn't enjoy Vegas.

                    I really don't understand why you'd use mediocre games to attack a good one. Just because Corridor 7 was lackluster didn't mean Duke3d wasn't an awesome game, even though they were both FPS games with non-regenerating health and an action focus.

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                      November 3, 2011 3:04 PM

                      I'm not saying you shouldn't enjoy something. I'm saying that game should not carry the license.

                      Some people like the video game equivalent of a Michael Bay flick, but don't go out and rip the license of Saving Private Ryan just so you can make a sequel that will pull more tickets.

                      This is no longer a R6 series, this is something else searching for a recognizable name in the generic action shooter market.

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                        November 3, 2011 3:12 PM

                        Have you read any of the Rainbow Six Clancy novels? 10 pages into Rainbow Six the main character kills like 5 terrorists face to face on an airplane. He wasn't slinking around like a ninja or sitting in the Economic Class bathroom drawing a battle strategy on toilet paper.

                        Read any actual spec ops book and those guys dynamically (and sometimes drastically) change their plans on the fly depending on the situation.

                        The idea of a perfect plan staying intact until the first bullet is fired does not mesh well with pre-planning everything like a Rube Goldberg Machine.

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        November 3, 2011 10:36 AM

        They should of spun it off as a different series. I mean the new rainbow 6 games are fun & all by all means, but should have never touched the originals.

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        November 3, 2011 10:39 AM

        This tells you nothing. Games change all the time :)

        Also: http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=27019716#item_27019716

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        November 3, 2011 12:06 PM

        i felt the same way

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      November 3, 2011 10:35 AM

      Yay! an FPS!

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      November 3, 2011 10:42 AM

      This made me sad as I remembered how awesome Rainbow 6 used to be before they consolized the series.

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      November 3, 2011 10:43 AM

      Rainbow Six Patriots sounds like a gay militia training simulator

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        November 3, 2011 12:29 PM

        No, that's "Modern Warfare 3"

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      November 3, 2011 10:54 AM

      Sweet its about time, I hope they mix the strategy of early RB6 games with the mechanics of the Vegas series. I know people hate on Vegas but it had a lot of good things going for it.

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        November 3, 2011 10:45 PM

        List them because I am curious. I hated vegas in every way compared to RS.

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      November 3, 2011 11:21 AM

      Great ideas here. I Hope they deliver with the actual game!

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      November 3, 2011 11:44 AM

      This is a little disturbing actually...

      A revolutionary group against special interests and the people they bought into the government sounds exactly like what's happening and where we're headed. Those ARE patriots,and they've historically been labeled as terrorists by the puppet media.

      Rainbow Six Fascists?

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        November 3, 2011 11:46 AM

        hahahahaha

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        November 3, 2011 12:10 PM

        too much fast food and TV distracting us for that!

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        November 3, 2011 12:19 PM

        I take it you didnt watch the Video.... No "Patriot" group with any dignity would force a father to suicide bomb Times Square and kill other Americans....

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          November 3, 2011 12:27 PM

          No American groups would use suicide bombs. Car bomb maybe.

          Suicide bombs are usually used by the colonized people as the very last resort when you're overwhelmingly overpowered.

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            November 3, 2011 2:12 PM

            No American groups would use suicide bombs.

            Incorrect.

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              November 3, 2011 2:30 PM

              i don't wanna start a shitstorm but what are you referring to? genuinely curious.

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        November 3, 2011 1:53 PM

        I had the same reaction.

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      November 3, 2011 12:14 PM

      Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious

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        November 3, 2011 12:20 PM

        only if it's blind, uninformed, and under a flight of F16s

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      November 3, 2011 2:19 PM

      The red 6 with the pistol silhouette in it makes me think of The Sopranos.

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      November 3, 2011 6:57 PM

      R6 is the last franchise/property in Ubisoft's stable that I follow with any intense interest. It has been way too long since the last R6 game. R6 Vegas may have been a cover shooter with regen health and a far cry from the original R6 games but it was one of the most fun shooters to hit the shelves this generation. I really hope this is a next gen R6 Vegas. I really want them to carry forward the controls, cover system, and character customization options from Vegas.

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      November 3, 2011 8:00 PM

      Raven Shield or Vegas? Your response to this question is critical.

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        November 3, 2011 9:13 PM

        motherfuckin' raven shield.

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        November 4, 2011 1:27 AM

        Raven shield was the last true R6. Vegas 1/2 were absolutely a blast, but not the same game at all!

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        November 4, 2011 1:37 AM

        Raven Shield ofc.

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      November 3, 2011 9:44 PM

      I loved Vegas and Vegas 2. Yeah, they weren't the tactical puzzles that the previous R6 games were, but they were FUN AS FUCK.

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        November 3, 2011 11:30 PM

        Yeah people whine about the change but ignoring that (i.e. pretend these games weren't even using the R6 name) Vegas 1 and 2 have had the best cover systems I've ever seen.

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          November 4, 2011 2:41 AM

          Did you guys play Vegas 2 on console?

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            November 4, 2011 8:23 AM

            Yeah, a friend of mine loved it and lent it to me. If I had bought it for myself I would most likely have gone with PC. Why? Was it much different?

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          November 4, 2011 3:02 AM

          "best cover system" is like "favourite genital warts infection"

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            November 4, 2011 8:26 AM

            Splinter Cell had a cover system. Metal Gear Solid had a cover system. There's nothing wrong with being able to interact with your environment in different modal ways. It's just that you've seen the concept used excessively and blatantly abused (Gears of War, other bro-shooters) so you have a visceral reaction now. But I bet you'd like another game that brought back the spirit of the original Splinter Cell games, right?