Rainbow 6: Patriots still in development

Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre says game is "still cooking," though Ubisoft won't bring it out until it is "perfect."

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Rainbow 6: Patriots is "still cooking," according to Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre.

Speaking with IGN at Gamescom this week, Corre said Ubisoft will bring the game out when it is ready, though no timetable was disclosed.

"It's an important franchise for Ubisoft. We want to make sure, on this one, like all the other games we're working on, that we bring it when we feel it's perfect," he said.

Asked if the game would continue to be called Rainbow 6: Patriots, Corre wouldn't commit.

"We can't say yet. We're iterating," he said. "What we want is to have a compelling story. We want people who play the next Rainbow 6 to be astonished, to be very pleased with what they see. You've seen that the improvement in games over the last few years has been exponential. We have to reflect that improvement in quality. That's what we're doing on all our games."

Corre added that Ubisoft's goal for the project is to show it again when it has enough creativity and innovation to make it "something worth waiting for." This doesn't happen on the same timetable for all games, he said.

"On some games, it happens more often. Creation is not an exact science," Corre said. "When we're happy with what we see, when we think we can bring something new to gamers, then we say, 'Okay, this is a good time to release it.'"

During E3 in June, Ubisoft confirmed that Rainbow 6: Patriots had moved to next-generation consoles. This was after Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat told a group of media that the game "has a place in the studio," but would not say more.

Rainbow 6: Patriots was announced in 2011 and was originally expected to launch in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Ubisoft cut top staff at Ubisoft Montreal in March 2012. Most recently, the title was pulled from the GameStop database.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with assistance from Ubisoft Toronto and Red Storm, Rainbow 6: Patriots will follow the counterterrorism Team Rainbow squad as it tries to put down a group of American insurgents known as the True Patriots. As players look to suppress the True Patriots' budding revolution, they will be faced with "tough ethical decisions," according to Ubisoft.

Discussion

148 comments
Algearond
Algearond

I can just imagine the spin they will put in this. Pass.

DeathProofDelta
DeathProofDelta

Can't wait for this game, I still play Vegas 2 every now and again. You cant beat a good old fashioned terrorist hunt! Take your time and get it right :-)

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Very good to know that. Was looking forward to this forever!

Albert__Fish
Albert__Fish

I prefer these games over any other shooter. I just hope Nolan North is not a voice actor in this. I am tired of that guy being in everything.

Djdiddles77
Djdiddles77

Man I want a new Rainbow 6 games!!  I still play Vegas 2 frequently!!  Love that game!

jameson425
jameson425

AS far as my opinion is concerned Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six are the only good games besides maybe the Division I have yet to play it,  that Tom Clancy's team at Red Storm even make anymore. Hawx, and Ghost Recon were pretty bad, not as bad as MOH but nothing compared to Splinter Cell and Rainbow 6.

Johny_47
Johny_47

Wehey nice, I can't wait for this, I saw an early video on YouTube of it and it looks great. Hope it's coming out soon.

alexdt
alexdt

Yes obviously, killing people makes them a terrorist. Thank you for that insight. However it degrades a serious debate when someone trys to bring up an argument that banking institutions require more regulation and then the collective mind of society begins to view that as 'terroist talk' 

thribs
thribs

Looks like Spartacus to me.

Flamerdragon
Flamerdragon

A game I will buy regardless of game score. I loved Rainbow Six: Vegas. If it is the same gameplay style, I am in.

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

Wow, I almost forgot about this game. I remember seeing a trailer of it I think... the one where they were on a bridge and shit hit the fan or something... unless that was for a "Ghost Recon" game.
Anyway, I didn't mind the "Vegas"-venture as much, apart from it having technical and gameplay issues. But I'm hoping it will be a bit more "serious" again, and definitely mix realism with good gameplay. I kind of wish 'Payday 2' would've become more realistic in terms of like... dying... lol  I mean, something that brought a lot of tension and suspense to RS was the fact you'd (almost) die if you'd get hit. "The Heist" reminded me a lot of "RS: Vegas" in feel, but then the action was more like 'Left 4 Dead' or something. Anyway, I hope this next "RS" brings more "realism" (although I hate that term in videogames), or as I like to say more "as is", in terms of having to use actual tactics and communication to take down, hopefully, intelligent AI. Or maybe even human terrorists, à la "Counter-Strike" I guess. But at least some great and dynamic situations with a lot better AI. Not AI that can snipe-headshot you with a shotgun from down the hall when their model isn't even looking, making you unaware of the AI actually seeing you. So, again, there should be more "as is".

TheAgingGamer
TheAgingGamer

I'm fine with delaying it for quality reasons as well as releasing it on next gen. I've barely scratched the surface of the new Splinter Cell and will be enjoying that one for months. If you haven't played it yet, it really is the best entry since Chaos Theory. Hopefully the delay will allow them to add some of the elements back into the game of the early series. I'd love to map out my team's attack strategy pre-mission and then be able to update it during gameplay based off of situation changes.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I wonder if Ubi will give us a 'Classic' MP Map Pack with this ala 'Red' & 'Black' packs [Casino Vault, Calypso Casino, Kill House, Streets & LVU Campus].

really looking forward to it nonetheless : )

IncisionX
IncisionX

Vegas was one of the best games I've ever played, the online balance of FPS/TPS Cover was awesome ^^

eltonfm
eltonfm

Maybe no more than 25% of the development of this game is done. It was announced in 2011, but they had nothing to show at E3 2013. Impressive, for a call-of-dutyfied game (watch the debut trailer above), that it's been taking too long to get it done, while Activision itself can throw us another COD in less than a year. I wanted to play it in my X360, but i imagine that R6 got switched to the next-gen because it won't be ready until the X360/PS3 cycle ends.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

Take your time. Vegas 2 is still not getting old.

wyshouldi02
wyshouldi02

Bring it back to the old Rainbow Six days BOI, Raven Shied GE. Brutal and rewarding combat, just improve the AI a tad lol

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

Patriots should have offline multiplayer with bots. It'll be awesome! It should also bring back the tactical awesomeness found in some of the older R6 games! 

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

Watch dogs dedsec edition is good as well, right? I'm buying it for PC!

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

The reason it's taking so long is because David Sears left to work on H-Hour World's Elite, and that pretty much screwed everything up. It was already screwed up to begin with, pretty sure that's why he bailed.

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

The guy in the pic looks like Sgt. Michael Beckett from FEAR 2.

nick-nikol
nick-nikol

Just like all CLANCY'S that are exceptional ,this one too is no exemption. It's good news to hear that they are working on the game after all the problems the franchise had. The scenario looks good,but the graphics look a bit outdated ,but lets hope that they will polish the rough edges in time as they promised to do.

ABakedAlien
ABakedAlien

They clearly didn't have the "wait till its perfect" mentality with blacklist....

Pyro978
Pyro978

Just hope it doesn't end up being like the last Ghost Recon...

TheAgingGamer
TheAgingGamer

@ghostwarrior79 Something like the Charlie missions in Blacklist would be cool, but of course you'd be controlling your team not flying solo. I agree, this would be a nice addition. You could bring up a map, assign each team member a few "hot spots" and then depending on the situation you could quickly order them to go to one of the waypoints to provide cover or create a distraction or something. Have one team member take up a position above a sky light with a sniper rifle, then purposely get spotted by an enemy and run past the sky light and watch him get sniped. That would be so satisfying.

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

@Pyro978 I would love to have the realistic tactical shooters back instead of all this crazy fancy casual appeal to the masses gameplay.