Rainbow Six: Patriots moves to next-gen

Ubisoft confirms long-in-development action game now slated for release on next-generation consoles.


Rainbow Six: Patriots has been shifted to next-generation consoles after being originally announced in 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Ubisoft marketing executive Tony Key revealed the news to IGN, saying, "Rainbow 6 got caught in the transition of going to next-gen and essentially we're figuring out 'well, are we making the right game for the right hardware systems?'"

Rainbow Six: Patriots was previously targeted to launch in 2013, though a new release window was not provided. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch later this year.

Earlier this week, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat explained the game's E3 absence, telling media that the title "has a place in the studio," but would not say more.

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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I hope you can play as the heroes going after evil bankers.

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I hope I they allow us act the part part of RB6 under cover agents infiltrating Occupy Wallstreet and let me slit their slimy, little, stinking, living in their mommy's basement, socialist, throats. But that's just me.

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Yes it has to have the same sandbox-zone feel as previous Rainbows. I loved being able to take down a building anyway I wanted. Larger fireteams would be great too!

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*Hopes*. Dont be CoD-clone dont be CoD-clone...

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@quakke Clancey pretty much never copies COD. I think you're ok.

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the offical site still says it will come to this gen, have they just not bothered updating it?

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Woo Hoo, cant wait to pick this up for the PC :)

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While I really liked Paul Haslinger's Vegas soundtracks, I really hope they bring back the more patriotic sounding music from Rainbow Six 3 and the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvUYqPM3pUg 1:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsIa4wr-sQw&list=PL0E25C0773A1BAFE2 1:10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYnPlmqYMOE&list=PL0E25C0773A1BAFE2 1:18


Something I also wish they bring back for the future of Rainbow Six games is the feeling that everyone is united in a way, 'cause when I played the original for some time, you have all these different characters from different nationalities, and that was cool to me, while in Vegas, while I still liked it, it felt more like it was solely American than anything else.

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Is it taking so long because the IRS is targeting this game?

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YAY! Worth the wait then.

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ubisoft better not forget wiiu , seeing as their the biggest supporters

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the demo i saw looked great and as its coming from ubisoft we know what to expect.an immersive experience.i hope it gets released on pc too.

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Im ok with that as long as it comes out on PC at the same time (or earlier).

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@Kurushio it will comes out on pc like the previous R6

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i hope its still in first person dont change that please i got high hopes for this game when it comes loved rainbow six vegas 1 and 2 hopefully this one follows its tracks

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As long as it retains its 1st person to 3rd Person cover system and no run ability its all good.

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I have always been a fan of the Rainbow series, but to be honest I want to see a throw back to the classic games.

I want to plan my mission from the start, select best teammates for each situation, and used what ever intel that is available to plan on what weapons to take, and what route to go.

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@Pete5506 Yeah, same here. Vegas games were nice no doubts. But nothing to do with the original Rainbow Six basis. Guess Ubisoft made that choice as the Tactical FPS genre is not very popular. SWAT series is great too.

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They don't know how to make these kind of games, no buy here

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Whatever happens...Don't bring us another fantastic shitty disappointment like the GRFS....Long Time no see R6 Team...

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@Warfighter_971 i agree they did same thing with grfs they fired half the crew then cut everything

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Rainbow Six Raven Shield is the best game in the world and better than Vegas 1 and 2. BUT im waiting for Patriots alot so cant wait to hear more about this game.

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Oh some news about RS... been waiting a while to hear something about it, hope it's worth the wait.

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@redman919 like future solder right?

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@dusinpeek Totally Agreed bro...Those nerds,I think,at least 5times changed their release date...&finally they provided us a bag full of wastes...Drain cleaners will refuse their cash money dude!!!!!

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More like Rainbow Six: Propaganda

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Its been so long since the last Rainbow Six game.....I almost forgot the intensity and thrill of the game......need this game soon to rejuvenate my memories.

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Been waiting for this game FOREVER!! Easily the best Tom Clancy games were the Rainbox sixes. Hell yeah the multiplayer was also the best. Close quarter combat not the bullshit respawn anywhere and get killed right away like the crappy CODs.

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@Pitbull3744 Agreed.

P.S. For some reason, even I always keep typing Rainbox Six instead of Rainbow Six.

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Yess!!. Best news so far about next gen for me. I love rainbox six games.

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Well this is disappointing. We probably won't see a Rainbow 6 game for a loooooong time now.

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I'm not feeling Patriots at all. After reading the GI article on it it feels like you're being made to play as the bad guy; the government stooge sent to kill the people trying to change the world for the better.

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@Uesugi-dono I agree, the propaganda in this game is staggering. It's like Mr. Janet Napolitano and rest of the bunch referring to patriots as terrorists, when it is they who are taking away liberties. On Principle I will be avoiding this game. Now Battlefiled 4 salivating over that one, that multiplayer demo was insane!

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@fluffykiller @Uesugi-dono It is pure propaganda man. Agreed.

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@Uesugi-dono Ubisoft didn't refer to it as Patriots, so maybe they're changing the game altogether?

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Keep the gameplay like Vegas 1 and NOT Vegas 2 please : )

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Drool! Bring it!

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I miss the old Rainbow Six games.

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Now that was camping. CoD doesn't have shizzle on RS3.

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Stay in that room I can hit you with nades from the ground floor lol

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Gotta love the Breaching Charge kills : )

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@thenephariouson @Tigerbite2 door breaches were great, my most favorite part of RB6V2. It felt really good to save those hostages lol

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That's a smart move on there part,I mean let the next COD and Battlefield would have taken all the hype this year and Rainbow Six: Patriots would have been overshadow so with a few more years COD and Battlefield will be forgotten and the new Rainbow Six will have a strong sales.

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Wow thanks alot ps4 and xbox one this sucks for us pc goers

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@overlord_hh They never said it won't come for PC and current gen, just that the release date was postponed due to inclusion of next-gen. Still sucks, but it's no reason to lose hope, this year is full of awesome games.

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@overlord_hh Hold ur horses man. It's just some marketing BS they're doing. They want everyone to feel like if they don't buy the consoles, they won't be getting the latest games. It's pretty lame that they're doing this, but I guess Microsoft and Sony put in a lotta money for this.

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me and a friend was talking about this game not to long ago actually, we were wondering what happened to it

i'm just glad it wasn't cancelled

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Dammed, i ****!ng knew it.

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Now some brand-new footage to make up for it's absence at E3

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Thank god it's not canceled

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