Rainbow Six Siege announced

Before Ubisoft's E3 press conference ended, CEO Yves Guillemot approached for a "one more thing" tease. And this year it was a big one: Rainbow Six Siege. Check out the gameplay demo.

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Before Ubisoft's E3 press conference ended, CEO Yves Guillemot approached for a "one more thing" tease. And this year it was a big one: Rainbow Six Siege. It's coming in 2015.

A 5v5 gameplay demo from a pre-alpha state featured the team scoping out a house with a hostage situation, then bursting in and mopping up the badguys. You know, as they do.

The company also confirmed to Polygon that Rainbow Six: Patriots has been canceled, calling it a "strategic decision."

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    June 9, 2014 4:01 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Rainbow Six Siege announced.

    Before Ubisoft's E3 press conference ended, CEO Yves Guillemot approached for a "one more thing" tease. And this year it was a big one: Rainbow Six Siege. Check out the gameplay demo.

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      June 9, 2014 4:02 PM

      That video looks crazy awesome, I hope they can hit that target video.

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      June 9, 2014 4:05 PM

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      June 9, 2014 4:05 PM

      Man they really took Beyond Good and Evil in a totally different direction... wait a minute! This isn't the last minute reveal I was looking for.

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      June 9, 2014 4:22 PM

      Looks like any other shooter out there. Does not look like a Rainbow Six game. /shrug I'll wait.

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        June 9, 2014 4:25 PM

        What? Really? The mission planning? The breaching? Did you watch the right video?

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          June 9, 2014 4:27 PM

          This is the most Rainbow of Rainbow Six games in years.

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          June 9, 2014 4:34 PM

          I did. But its pre-alpha, whatever that means... so it'll change quite a bit I'm sure.

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          June 9, 2014 4:37 PM

          Everything that happened after they dove through the window on initial breach looked like the standard boring modern FPS. It's possible that my memory of Rainbow Six is hazy from not having played it in ~15 years, but this new game doesn't seem like the traditional Rainbox Six. I remember spending 45 minutes in planning mode and having the actual breach and clear take less than 1 minute, if that.

          This trailer looked like every other generic hollywood action movie, on-rails shooter. I would be shocked if this game is released with planning mode or missions that are even remotely similar to Rainbow Six. Every R6 game that's been released since the original has moved farther and farther away from that style of game. There's no way people are gonna do all that planning and setup on a console game.

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            June 9, 2014 4:41 PM

            This was a multiplayer match that they scripted because that's what everyone does at E3 to make it more presentable. If this was an actual multiplayer match it would be over pretty quick.

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            June 10, 2014 1:40 AM

            A a producer expressly said the market for Raven Shield type games is too small for AAA.

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        June 9, 2014 4:27 PM

        Dat destruction.

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        June 9, 2014 4:29 PM

        err what? That video looks pretty good.

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        June 9, 2014 4:31 PM

        Plus they were showing keyboard and mouse prompts not controller buttons. Always a plus in my book.

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        June 9, 2014 4:47 PM

        You're drunk.

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        June 9, 2014 8:13 PM

        It's actually Rambo 6 and no one noticed the spelling.

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      June 9, 2014 4:22 PM

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      June 9, 2014 4:23 PM

      Even for Ubisoft I still think the Watch Dogs thing is going to be the exception not the norm when it comes to E3 reveals not matching up to the final game. Watch Dogs reveal was done when they weren't sure of final specs and were still running everything on super high end PCs. Either way just like Watch Dogs the footage they show in the months leading up to release will most likely be what the finished game will look like. The only recent game (that I can think of) that blatantly showed bullshot screenshots and footage in the lead up to release was Colonial Marines.

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      June 9, 2014 4:32 PM

      reminds me of swat4 vip

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      June 9, 2014 4:47 PM

      As a R6 and Swat 4 fan, I'm pretty pumped, I hope they deliver.

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      June 9, 2014 5:11 PM

      Looks great but I've been burned way too many times to trust these pre-release gameplay videos that get shown at E3.

      That being said I could really go for a classic R6 style tactical shooter right about now.

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      June 9, 2014 5:35 PM

      http://www.spike.com/netstorage/e3/live.html they are talking to them now. that video is real apparently -> Procedural damage system

      Nice

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      June 9, 2014 8:55 PM

      Looks interesting, but they'll need to really balance this to make it work. I mean, if you can locate the hostage that easily, then you know which room. They can probably expect that you know too so why wouldn't they mostly just crowd the hostage. Later in this demo, they used her as a human shield. Why didn't do that do that before? I mean this scenario is interesting, but I've played way too much CS to know that some of this shit won't work.

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      June 10, 2014 7:34 PM

      The whole thing is so obviously staged, but the game looks pretty promising regardless. I love the environmental destruction.

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      June 10, 2014 7:47 PM

      *Sigh*. Another game where the entire world is constructed out of balsa wood, weapons are wrongfully portrayed as lightweight and under-powered, every gunshot wound can be instantly healed by a friend holding down the "X" button, the Police force has been incorrectly trained to cause maximum collateral damage with complete disregard for the safety of bystanders, and of course all of your friends on the Internet are professional voice actors who are also completely, passionately committed to the fantasy of the videogame scenario they are playing out.

      I really can't stand Ubisoft...what a bunch of bullshit.

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