E3 2014: Rainbow Six Patriots Rebooted As "Siege" For Xbox One, PS4, PC

Ubisoft starts from scratch squad-based FPS, reimagining it as a 5v5 Counter-Strike-style indoor shooter.

Today during Ubisoft's E3 press conference, the publisher officially confirmed that the long-in-development squad-based first-person shooter Rainbow Six Patriots has been rebooted as the Counter-Strike-esque Rainbow Six Siege.

According to Rainbow Six brand director Alexander Remy and creative director for Xavier Marquis, no remnants of Patriots remain in Siege;. Developer Ubisoft Montreal started from scratch--with a new team of developers behind it--about 18 months ago

Siege will launch across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2015. The game is not coming to Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. A 5v5 squad-based shooter, Rainbow Six Siege will feature close-quarter indoor battles that pit counter-terrorism squads against enemies.

A multiplayer-themed game, Rainbow Six Patriots sees one team controlling the counter-terrorists, while the other team plays as the enemies. True to the series roots, both sides will have time available before a match begins to plan out how to attack or defend.

Either side can win when all enemy players are eliminated. The counter-terrorists, however, can score extra points by saving hostages. Contests play out across six total rounds; you'll play three as the counter-terrorists and three as the enemies. Ubisoft estimates rounds will take about three minutes, meaning the entire match will last around 18 minutes in all.

What happens if someone from your team quits before the match is over? Ubisoft is still working out details for such a situation, and no decisions have yet been made Remy and Marquis said. What they did confirm, however, was that Rainbow Six Siege will indeed be a full-priced game, not a free-to-play title.

GameSpot will have more about Rainbow Six Siege in the time ahead.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

121 comments
theshonen8899
theshonen8899

This game takes me back to the good old days of Counter Strike. No respawing. If you screw up, you pay for it big time. It makes death so much more tense and terrifying and it makes players actually think twice about how they act instead just charging everywhere like a noob in CoD.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

So only one mode, where if you die you have to sit there and watch the rest of the match?  How come they didn't show that in the demo, someone just watching half the match?

Seriously, that kind of game mode alone won't carry the game.  It needs modes where you at least re-spawn, or can fight against bots.

If it's online only with no bot mode and no re-spawning, then pass!!

Truth_Hurts_U
Truth_Hurts_U

Sad that Patriots is no more... Was looking forward to playing it. Oh well, least we got this bad ass game in it's place.

It's pre-alpha too... Which most dumb ass people on here didn't see in the trailer. So all your whining means nothing. Whine when beta hits.

Foppe
Foppe

So let's throw away the code, make something different and noobfriendly and just keep the Rainbow Six name.

bigg_p
bigg_p

Well this sucks...

I thought the Patriots demo looked great, but this looks like a shortlived MP-only game that probably should be F2P.

Loved playing split-screen coop with my GF in RB6 Vegas, but that feature seems to be a thing of the past :(


Guess I'm getting old...

GunEye
GunEye

Ugh..... SO NOT Rainbow Six...

More like SWAT for rookies...

The whole Multi Player mess in a sardine box of a level is just awkward.

Sure it will be fun here and there.. but that was not Rainbow Six..

Fabian85
Fabian85

Liked it, although it should have had single player and strategic map with cursors for planning like the old installments. tango down.

vufor
vufor

nah, thanks!

jhcho2
jhcho2

Heavily scripted demo. If it were a 'real' multiplayer match, everything would be over in 30 seconds - either by skill or incompetence

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

I'm so disappointed right now. Is that the entire game? It looks cool as a playable multiplayer mode but a whole game? No thanks. Patriots looked and sounded like it was going to be very interesting and more closely related to the Rainbow Six games we know, or at least way more than whatever this is.

fhtrhgt
fhtrhgt

Tom Clancy must be turning in his grave somewhere.

kane6911
kane6911

sony has to keep the hype up and the x1 had every thing to gain. so this time around the x1 was out to prove a point and they did. sony will most likely have to pick it up at some point with games instead of indie's. so i will say that the x1 wins the E 3 battle.

lorider25
lorider25

Keep on coming with the multiplayer games!

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

i read on venturebeat.com (through Flipboard) that this game will have single player campaign but it will still focus on breach and clear scenario...


What the hell Ubisoft? Damn it i really want a new Rainbow 6 game, ever since Vegas 2. And when i saw the target gameplay video of Patriots, i got blown away with the awesomeness of it. Why throw that awesome story driven squad base fps with this Counter Strike clone? Is it just because EA's Battlefield Hardline? You can easily put this game as a multiplayer mode of Patriots. I'm really disappointed.

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

Too many MP centric games already! How bout putting together a quality SP story side that made these franchises great for so many people!

I like some MP, but it seems that's all developers are doing and putting quality time into nowadays! It's getting old and tired for me IMHO!

zintarr
zintarr

Excitement Level = 0

NTM23
NTM23

That sucks. A lot.

Sefier1
Sefier1

This does look good despite it not being of the same caliber as Patriots would have been. This is a exciting watered down version of what could've been. I love the voice over that they put on the clip it was hilarious. This game isn't worth my $60 though for a multiplayer only game. I'll wait until the price drop to $40 before picking up this. Smh...

EvilBoy64
EvilBoy64

I wish/hope they bring back the pre mission planning...that was my favorite part in the original rainbow six...

vladric
vladric

 Yup getting this game day one to. I love the strategy involved, it will be some great times. 

gruoch1
gruoch1

I'm getting really tired of this trend of turning every game into multiplayer only.

foxrock66
foxrock66

No. 

I wanted Patriots. I waited patiently and now they try to pass off Call of Source : Global Duty as a Rainbow Six game? Eff no. Screw this and everything it represents. I don't give a flip if they think it "had" to be remade. Nobody wanted a reboot. Nobody. There is NOTHING like R6 on the market anymore and now it looks like there still won't be for a long time. So fudging disappointed. What trash. I don't play R6 for 5v5 CQ multiplayer.  Where's the political drama? Where's the advanced teamwork and pre mission planning? Where's the huge team and the psychological choices they talked about? This is complete drivel and an insult to the Rainbow Six and Tom Clancy brands. Patriots has been one of my most anticipated games for the last few years and now this.

I'll keep my money, thanks.

Wraith3
Wraith3

And it's not Rainbow 6 any more... Good job.

tarp_master
tarp_master

@kane6911 

You are one sad little MS fantard Seems like you've got a mad crush on Sony if that's all you can talk about.

hystavito
hystavito

@sensei_hEnRY It's a split, this may not be highly realistic and tactical but it's still much closer to what the old Rainbow Six fans want.  However, yes, it's probably further away from what the newer RB6 fans want.

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

Amen! I'll even go so far as to wait for it to drop to $20!

hystavito
hystavito

@EvilBoy64 Looks like they brought a tiny bit of that back.  This game looks kinda like old school Rainbow Six, but updated for today's market.  Not realistic or "tactical" enough to really hit with the old fans, but still a lot closer than anything else, at least anything AAA.

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

Man am I so glad I'm not the only one getting sick and tired of all the MP centrIc FPS games! These developers are going to go bankrupt when they find they're not selling their MP games without a quality SP side to them!

DEVELOPERS, MP is getting old and tired and getting too much of the focus! Get back to making quality SP games that created the great genre in the first place!!!

BuBsay
BuBsay

@foxrock66 I think that's the biggest disappointment here. Rainbow Six: Patriots was originally described as something similar to Spec Ops: The Line; forgoing modern shooter trends in order to tell a compelling story about trying to make sense of the horrors of war and how lightly we take it these days.


Instead, they change it into the polar opposite of what it was originally meant to be and expect everyone to be excited about it.

KillaGinjaNinja
KillaGinjaNinja

@Wraith3 To be fair, Rainbow 6 hasn't been Rainbow 6 since Vegas. Raven Shield (PC) was the last true Rainbow 6 game.

vladric
vladric

@foxrock66 @vladric Uhm yeah when the hostage was in the last room. The squad leader put a c4 charge and did a death from above. While his other team mates breached the door and took the other guy out. That is strategy. 

hystavito
hystavito

@foxrock66 @hystavito @sensei_hEnRY Imagine a spectrum, with the original RB6 on one end, and Vegas on the other.  I feel this is much closer to the original than to Vegas.  It can still be very far, but well past the midpoint of that spectrum.

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

Technically, it's not strategy but rather tactics! Strategy is a much more grand plan rather than a spur of the moment tactic to overcome an obstacle.

BuBsay
BuBsay

@vladric @foxrock66 "Not going in through the front door directly into enemy firing lines"

Now a complex strategy.

foxrock66
foxrock66

@vladric @foxrock66 Compared to what is to be expected from Rainbow Six, no. It's spur of the moment boom-boom tomfoolery