Ubisoft cuts top Rainbow 6 Patriots staff - Report

[UPDATE] Ubisoft confirms David Sears no longer on development team for 2013 shooter, new creative director is Jean-Sebastien Decant.

Ubisoft has removed four top developers from the Rainbow Six: Patriots team, according to sources speaking to the GameStop-owned Game Informer magazine.

Rainbow 6 Patriots has lost some of its key staffers, according to sources.

The site's sources say restructuring at Ubisoft Montreal has gutted the development team on Rainbow 6 Patriots. According to the site, creative director David Sears, narrative director Richard Rouse III, lead designer Philippe Therien, and animation director Brent George have been removed from the project. In a statement provided to the site, Ubisoft confirmed Sears' departure and said the new creative director is Jean-Sebastien Decant.

Rainbow 6 Patriots is currently scheduled to hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2013. It is unclear if the rumored shakeup will have any effect on that release window. As of press time, Ubisoft had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

[UPDATE] Ubisoft has confirmed to GameSpot that David Sears is no longer on the Rainbow Six: Patriots development team. Jean-Sebastien Decant is the new creative director. The publisher also provided the following statement regarding the game: "The development team is still hard at work to deliver the next installment of the revered Tom Clancy series, and more details on the game will be revealed at a later date."

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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Newporta
Newporta

whoever the new development team is PLEASE don't put a jump button or melee attack into the new patriots...if i wanted to play COD I would just buy a COD game...it would be cool to have the ability to move around will you pop out of cover though, like you can in Gears of War...oh yea one last thing FIX ATTACK AND DEFEND MODE!!! the dumbasses took the best game mode from rainbow vegas 1 and limited the number of respawns to 3 being the maximum...F*ck that, i want 20minute matches with unlimited respawns like back in the calypso casino days...

Newporta
Newporta

who cares anyway, once counter strike global offensive comes out, it's over for all other FPS's

Newporta
Newporta

they better not make it like call of duty, diablo 3 was a big disapointment cuz they sidetracked it for WOW...thats lame

 

4blizzard
4blizzard

I get the feeling that Ubisoft is pulling an EA and wants some half arsed game that can make as much money as possible. And then release a new DLC every week that should have been part of the actual game. I personally don't care who's in charge now. If the "key" people whom were part of that epic trailer were released, then no one else can fill their shoes. Meaning this game will be best used as toilet tissue. That's like taking out Derek Rose (of the Chicago Bulls) out of the game when their's 30 seconds left on the game clock and the Bulls are down by one point. It makes no sense!

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

@Sevenizz And they're even less like they were on the PC before that. Though yeah, I LOVED the Clancy games on Xbox 1.

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

this game was one that really caught my eye when i heard the premise, i hope all is well over there and we still get an awesome game

Danny_1993
Danny_1993

Have they just been removed from the project or actually fired? Just need double checking if anyone could shed some light :)

BreakingSpecter
BreakingSpecter

I hope Patriots will be good. Cant w8 for a new Rainbow Six. :D

Muteki_X
Muteki_X

Following Ubi's recent trends, they'll probably use this as an excuse to release an "incomplete" product and mask the rest of the content as "extra" DLC.

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

That was a hell of a trailer. But it doesn't bode well for the game when your top developers are let go mid-development. I hope it turns out well. I

redskinStu
redskinStu

RB6 Vegas was good, lots of room for improvement, but still good. More realism, less cartoony stuff would be good. That helicopter at the end of the second game was a bit much.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I will be keeping this game on my radar, but Ubisoft has a habit of totally revamping their Clancy games to the point where they are nothing like the original games we fell in love with. This series, Ghost Recon, and Splinter Cell are nothing at all like they were on the original Xbox.

johnny_pay
johnny_pay

looks good i just hope its more ravenshield and less vegas

pszone
pszone

Dont get me wrong the tradiler look new look for Rainbow and was going the right way with Rainbow 6. But know after sacking 4 top pp something up for sure and i think it could to lead to problems know since there hire one . I dont see this a 213 window know and might have problems thats what i think.

forest4
forest4

I wonder why they were fired? Huge Rainbow Six Vegas fan here, played though both games on the PC. The Vegas games were amazing, I want more of the same! SCAR-H CQC with the 6x scope is too fun.

DITHRICH
DITHRICH

i havnt seen game play yet. this is crap to me!

vivalatour
vivalatour

ole' Tom Clancy has always done purty darn good !

Dark_Arcitekt
Dark_Arcitekt

Socom 1 & 2 were great!.Once Sears was gone from Socom,they were not as great.Will this happen here as well?One must wonder.

TKandPBC
TKandPBC

This was one of the few games I was looking forward too. Either way, you don't cut a guy like Sears unless something is really up.

Jessica_M_C
Jessica_M_C

Hmm, somehow I get the feeling this may be another Zampella and Infinity Ward situation going on.

Pete5506
Pete5506

The game was looking great, lets hope it stays that way

pimpman5000
pimpman5000

You don't remove four top developers from a game due to simple restructuring. There's something else happening.

Lytmare
Lytmare

@kris9031998 I was just thinking the opposite. All we have at the moment is concept and I believe it looks top notch and awesome.

Spartan1017
Spartan1017

The guy in the picture looks quite like a certain Splinter Cell agent. Hmm...

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@ kris9031998 Interesting you say that since no game footage is shown.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Seems like Ubisoft was unhappy with the way the project was going, from the sounds of it. Hope the game turns out well, and retains the controversial home grown terrorism theme.

ziproy
ziproy

This game looks great, really strikes a cord with us Americans. Why are they nuturing it. Next is's gonna be a downloadable game like they did to I Am Alive

H3llstrike
H3llstrike

David Sears the man who brought us Socom 1 and 2, there has to be something more to this then restructuring.

kris9031998
kris9031998

Game doesn't look very good. Looks quite dumbed down.

GamingForLives
GamingForLives

Can't believe they took out the development team.....but the game looks really good....

I_mccord
I_mccord

 @Newporta

 Could not agree with you more. Attack & Defend @  Calypso Casino was the greatest online game mode/map ever made. RSV1 didn't leave my XBOX tray for about a year. Tactical shooters are much more fun than COD.

Newporta
Newporta

you make no sense, you act like you know about the bulls but forgot that they could just put Lucas in for Rose you idiot...