There’ll be a new Rainbow Six in town in 2013 (yes, there’s a bit of a wait), answering to the name of Patriots. Ubisoft has revealed the existence of the latest in the Tom Clancy-branded series, and not a great deal else (unless you count a logo and some pretend box art).
The company is roping in three studios to work on this project; Ubisoft Montreal “with the support of” Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Red Storm, which presumably means some kind of deligation of development for the single player, co-op and multiplayer aspects of the game.
“Terrorism has evolved”, claims Creative Director of Ubisoft David Sears (into what, a bird? we’re not sure) and that means “so has Rainbow Six”. Ooh, so what does this mean for the game?
“An exciting new narrative direction” and “an unprecedented level of humanity” are apparently the answers to that question, although what that means in practical or gameplay terms is a bit unclear. Maybe you get to say “sorry” to the guys you’re shooting.
Who will those guys be? I’m glad you asked, rhetorical audience device!
“In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots, Team Rainbow faces a new and very real threat called the “True Patriots,” a highly-trained, well-organized revolutionary group that claim the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests.”
Sounds sort of like a combination of the Tea Party and ‘people who can read and are aware of politics’ to me.
Anyhow, more of Tom Clancy’s details are coming on Tom Clancy’s 30 November. We’ll be sure to comb the special ops datalinks to bring them to you. Tom Clancy.