September 5th, 2017

Five Rainbow Six: Siege screens are bizarrely huge

Rainbow Six Siege - 01

Next on the list of Screens Wot Ubisoft Sent Us come these five shots of Rainbow Six: Siege. And they’re massive. I don’t mean in terms of resolution; I mean that each of these was originally a 70mb PNG file. I don’t actually know how that’s even possible. I mean, the resolution is pretty high, but 70mb? Get out.

Ahem. These five screens show a mix of rather pretty shots; you’ve got close-ups of men with guns, dramatic angles of men with guns, some men with guns rappelling and attaching explosives to a boarded-up window, and a massive, room-expanding explosion.

Rainbow Six: Siege was Ubi’s surprise announcement of last night. Details are still pretty scarce, but what’s been shown is a 5v5 multiplayer affair with one team barricading and defending a building, while Team Rainbow (or whoever) attempt to assault it. Set-up phases and complete environmental destruction mean that rounds should differ every time – different areas will be defended, different walls will get blown open, and the assault teams will take different entry points.

Of course, there’s also a horrible surprise of some sort. In this case, it’s that the engine powering it is called Realblast. Yes, Realblast.

Rainbow Six: Siege is due out in 2015.

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    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.