Rainbow Six: Siege Debuts With Intensive Competitive Mutliplayer

Rainbow Six: Siege delivers brutal five-on-five multiplayer action.

It’s been six years, but Rainbow Six is back. Ubisoft provided an intense introduction to Rainbow Six: Siege, showing a five versus five multiplayer match where players attempted to hold or save a hostage from suburban house. Players used an observation drone to scout the house, locating the hostage and planning to extract her from her captors. Deaths in the match were permanent, so the as the two teams fought their numbers dwindled until only a single member of each team remained. The team attempting to save the hostage created new paths through the house using sheet charges to break through walls, and through a ceiling to drop in on the hostage and her assailants. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is scheduled for release in 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

“As fans of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six and tactical shooters in general, we set out to create the game we always wanted to play within the counter-terrorism universe. We asked ourselves ‘how could we capture the incredible tension and unique tactics of these confrontations?’ We found the answer in the Siege gameplay and procedural destruction.” says Xavier Marquis, creative director at Ubisoft. “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is the game that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six fans have been waiting for, and first-person shooter players will be drawn to its unique gameplay.”

The ten player Siege mode shown in the video is a new style of assault for the series. The 18 minute Seige match consists of six rounds of three minutes each. Each team will play three rounds as the attacking team and three rounds as the defenders. Players will have to transform their environment into a stronghold to defend against the attacking players, making use of barbed wire, reinforcing walls and floors, deployable shields and mines. The attacking players can open new lines of fire by destroying walls with explosives, or get information about the defenses by deploying observation drones. The environments in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege react to the damage being done, with procedural destruction based on the amount of explosives used or the caliber of the bullets.

Ubisoft stated that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege will also include a single player campaign. The last Rainbow Six title, Patriots, which stalled after author Tom Clancy’s death in 2013, has officially been replaced by Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege.


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