A recent announcement from Ubisoft revealed early details of the next game in the acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise.
Rainbow Six: Patriots is due for release in 2013 and looks to further improve upon the best-selling brand.
The previous game in the franchise “Rainbow Six: Vegas 2” was a tactical first-person shooter which encouraged a considered, squad-based approach to level progression rather than the gung-ho, one-man-army mechanics of traditional shooters.
Patriots is set to develop this gameplay through a campaign story in which a revolutionary group called the “True Patriots” aim to reclaim America from a government which they claim has been “irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests.”
The player will face “tough ethical decisions” in order to stop the terrorist threat, which could add an extra level of intensity to gameplay in which split-second decisions already prove critical.
With multiplayer functionality now equally as (if not more) important than a solid single-player experience, Patriots will look to apply its established squad-based gameplay beyond the conclusion of a promising campaign concept. Players will be rewarded for working as a team and “mastering the game’s new features that enhance communication and tactical execution between teammates.” The idea of multiplayer matches where to order your friends around a map is actually crucial to victory – as well as an entertaining ego-boost – is exciting and the first conflict may be choosing who acts as squad leader.
The Rainbow Six franchise has provided quality authentic shooters for over a decade and Patriots looks set to continue the tradition. It will be exciting to see how the game shapes up over the months leading up to its release.
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