Ubisoft comments on Rainbow Six: Patriots absence

Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat says long-in-development game "has a place in the studio," but won't give status update on project.

Rainbow Six: Patriots was nowhere to be seen during Ubisoft's 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing today.

Explaining the game's absence, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat told a group of media Sunday evening that the game "has a place in the studio," but would not say more.

Rainbow Six: 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, and months later Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said there was a "good chance" the game had been shifted to next-gen. 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.

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42 comments
ARREB
ARREB

he game play is great and so is the graphics.  

  The main problem i have  with it and it will keep me and millions of other Americans from buying it is the plot is backwards.  You make the game that makes real Americans which is 90% of the people look like terrorists when the real ones are running this country.

 You need to actually wake up and  live in the real world the rest of us are in so it is more realistic.

 The plot should be a tyrannical government  has taken control of the country and is trying to enslave the people while taking total control of all money and power and its the People's duty to find each other and ban together in an effort to stop the tyrannical government from destroying the country.  Players should be playing as the people not the corrupt government.

 If you make it with this plot I guarantee it will be the biggest selling game you ever put out.

botswanky
botswanky

Can never get enough of Rainbow Six Vegas, one of the very few older games I still play. I hope they don't mess with the recipe, when Patriots is finally released, there's just no other quality tactical urban shooter series, like Rainbow 6.

Bolan5857
Bolan5857

It is disappointing that there has been no more information on development of Rainbow 6: Patriots.


KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

This ... I was really looking forward to !!! 

the_big_doggg
the_big_doggg

They didnt want to get in trouble with Oblamer and his thugs.

thatguy_b
thatguy_b

Is Liam Mcintyre part of this project? That sure looks like him.

xolivierx
xolivierx

When are we gonna have another Rainbow 6. There are NO tactical shooters out there, all you get are bullet spraying games and COD clones.

nemesys06
nemesys06

I wish to see this game soon.  I am dying here.  I still play RB6 3 Gold on the PC.  Rainbow Six 3 on the original xbox is still the best.  Wish Microsoft would let me play that online again.

Vodoo
Vodoo

I haven't heard squat about Red Storm in a few years. 

Subaru1980
Subaru1980

It's a shame, I am big fan of Rainbow Six and tactical FPS. SWAT another series missed

Tychobrahi
Tychobrahi

Tom Clancy has made an impression this E3 and boy is it a good one! Division looks very promising and I'm hoping RS: Patriots is going to take into account the success it generates for the next E3. 

raven98030
raven98030

Rainbow Six: Patriots last year E3 they said something about this I think.

aloufika
aloufika

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RockZillaX
RockZillaX

Tom Clancy games are my some of my most favorite games ever.. I was hanging for this.. Its been so long since RSV2

MrStygian
MrStygian

I was looking forward to seeing this at the Ubisoft Press Conference. I'm kind of bummed since I heard a lot of the plans they had with it. Hopefully the next E3 will enlighten us.

Yatsukiii
Yatsukiii

The Crew.                 THAT IS ALL

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Rainbow Six died after Raven Shield, everything after was mainstreamed to appeal to a wider audience.

PatchMaster
PatchMaster

That's nice and all, but what about Beyond Good & Evil 2's absence?

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

This game sounded so good from the Game Informer cover story. I've never cared about the R6 series until now, would like to see this come out eventually. Before the next, next-gen. XD

lifegee13
lifegee13

Thats well in the future when there more familiar, with the console capabilities. Its there ace in the pocket for next year e3.  

kkee
kkee

It'll come eventually, give it a few more years.

anthony7648
anthony7648

That place must be the cutting room floor.

CoUGHB
CoUGHB

Smh, I was really looking forward to seeing this game early next gen. 

Sn0wGl0be
Sn0wGl0be

@ARREB I agree completely, that would be the best game of all time. 

Sadly I doubt that will ever happen since Tom Clancy games, despite being some of the best, are used as propaganda. They know what they're doing when they portray people who are against the corrupt government as violent fundamentalists that strap bombs to people to kill even more. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a big one too, another great game, but just watch the trailer and see the message they're trying to present. 

I'll probably buy RS: Patriots day one but as far as the story goes I'll just make my own and pretend the "True Patriots" are just created by the government to bring about more restricting, amendment-breaking laws, (which wouldnt be too far from the truth in reality - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJgv39GtcJ0) and at the end when the people find out, everyone like you said becomes a true True Patriot. :P

poseidion
poseidion

@Bolan5857 Relax people. This is just the same as it happened with Splinter Cell: Conviction. They weren't happy with what they had, so they started all over again. It's better for us at the end. 

masadwi
masadwi

@thatguy_b came here to say just that

I AM SPARTACUS!!!

p.s. yeah i know im late

Glitchhawk
Glitchhawk

@MrStygian i agree. its been too long since we have had a rainbow six game. remember when people use to play Tom clancy games online instead of nothing but CoD?

hystavito
hystavito

@MAD_AI The only thing coming in the near future like those days is Takedown.

MrStygian
MrStygian

@Glitchhawk @MrStygian It'll probably be a while before we see another "Golden Age" for FPS-based games because the FPS market hasn't exactly "burned out" yet. But yeah, those were some great times.