is the upcoming installment of the acclaimed first-person shooter franchise developed by the renowned Ubisoft Montreal studio. read more
is the upcoming installment of the acclaimed first-person shooter franchise developed by the renowned Ubisoft Montreal studio.
Considered as a successor to the now cancelled Tom Clancy´s Rainbow 6: Patriots, Siege puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and co-operation between players. However, the title has no campaign and only offers an online mode.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a first-person tactical shooter, in which players take control of an operator from the Rainbow team, a counter-terrorist unit. Different operators have different nationalities, perks, abilities and equipment. For instance, an operator named Twitch is equipped with a drone that can stun enemies with electric shock, while Smoke has the ability to detonate poison gases around, which can effectively lower the health of enemies in the affected areas. As a result, the game features an asymmetrical structure. Each side also gain access to a "Recruit", whose gears and gadgets can be customized by players to meet the requirement of a match. Players can only play as one of the classes in a match, and cannot be switched throughout. Powerful weapons, like grenades and breach charges are valuable, as their number are limited under the system. Team-work is encouraged in Siege, and players are tasked to integrate their abilities to eliminate their enemies. Communications between players are also encouraged.
Players can plan their attack before a match begins. The attackers have the ability to send a drone to detect the environment and to find the enemies and targets they are seeking for, while the defenders could fortify certain areas to prevent attackers' attack. The attackers can pick from multiple locations to deploy their attacks. Maps in the game are designed to be close-quartered, and players cannot respawn but can be revived by their fellow temmates after their defeat. The reason for that is that the developer wanted to encourage players to utilize teamwork, tactics, and to create tension throughout the game, which was called "the three main pillars" by Ubisoft Montreal. Time allowed for each match is also short. Verticality is among one of the key elements when designing the game's maps.
Players can breach-charge ceilings and floors, as well as ambushing enemies by rappelling through breakable windows. The game will also feature heavy emphasis on destruction, which is one of the major reasons lead to the cancellation of Rainbow Six: Patriots. It is also "the center of the experience" of Siege in accordance to Andrew Witts, the game's designer. A procedural destruction system is featured in the game. Players can break structures by planting explosives on them, or to make bullet holes on walls by shooting it. The environments of the game feature a layered material system, in which environmental objects of different materials will show different reactions to player's attack. Players may gain tactical advantages through environmental destruction, and that the system aims at encouraging players to utilize creativity and strategy. In order to create a realistic gameplay, a bullet penetration system will be featured, in which bullets deal less damage when they hit enemies through structures. In addition to destruction, players can also build fortified barriers and shields around them for protection, but can be destroyed through breaching and utilizing melee-weapons like hammers. In order to stop attackers' attacks, defenders can place traps like barbed-wire around the maps. Different modes will be featured in the final game, with the first mode shown being the Hostage Mode, in which attackers must extract the hostage, either male of female, from the defenders, while the defenders must prevent that from happening.
The game will also feature a co-operative mode, previously called "Terrohunt" but now renamed to "Terrorist Hunt", which supports up to five different players. Players will take on the role of either attackers or defenders, and must fight against waves of enemies controlled by artificial intelligence. The game does not feature a single-player campaign, but the Terrorist Hunt mode supports solo play.
After several years of Rainbow Program deactivation, the program was recently reactivated by a new leader that is simply known as Six. Players play as an operator in the Rainbow team, who has to face a new enemy type called The White Masks, who have unknown goals but are causing chaos across the world.
Siege is considered to be a successor toTom Clancy´s Rainbow 6: Patriots, which has been cancelled. The development of Siege began in January 2013. Like other titles in the series, it will focus heavily on teamplay and realism. However, there are major differences to older versions of the game, featuring a heavy multiplayer focus and destructible environments, similar to that of Battlefield franchise. A trailer at E3 2014 demonstrated a hostage rescue scenario and the game has initially received positive reactions.
On March 12, 2015, Ubisoft announced that a closed alpha is in development, scheduled to be released exclusively for Microsoft Windows. A closed beta of the game was also announced for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ubisoft revealed that a guaranteed access of the beta will be available for those who pre-order the game on any of the platforms. Players can also gain access to the beta by donating money to a charity organization called Extra Life. The beta of the game is set to begin on September 24, 2015. On March 31, 2015, A Collector's Edition, titled Art of Siege Edition was announced.
On May 12, 2015, Ubisoft announced that the game will be released during the third quarter of 2015. The release date of the game was later confirmed to be October 13, 2015.
On June 15, 2015, during the Ubisoft press conference at E3, Ubisoft released multiple new trailers for the game. The trailers, which have also been uploaded to the Ubisoft YouTuben channel, show some of the Rainbow Six Siege's gameplay elements and environments. Ubisoft also announced that Terrorist Hunt, a co-operative multiplayer mode introduced in the previous Rainbow Six games, will return in Siege.
On August 18, 2015, Ubisoft announced the game would be delayed to December 1, 2015 to allow additional development time.
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