Now that the big-release season for games is well underway, developers are beginning to get geared up for the announcements of the big titles you'll have to look forward to in the next year or two. So, as if taking a cue from Rockstar's recent announce of Grand Theft Auto V, Ubisoft has now fired its own volley by officially announcing that a new Rainbow 6 title, Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots, is in development. This will mark the first Rainbow 6 title since 2008's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2.
Rainbow 6 Patriots will see the members of Team Rainbow engaged against a "highly-trained, well-organized revolutionary group that claim the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests" called "The True Patriots".
Ubisoft promises that the game will feature a "dynamic single-player storyline", as well as multiplayer modes. Patriots will also allow players with ethical decisions that will presumably have an effect on how the game plays out.
David Sears, creative director at Ubisoft, had the following to say about the upcoming title:
Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6 . In Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots, all the team play, tactics, and realism that fans of the series love have been coupled with an exciting new narrative direction. This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience.Details about the game weren't made any clearer, but Ubisoft did provide this mock-up box art:
So is this a statement about the concept of liberty? Perhaps it indicates the game will at least partially take place in New York City? What do you think?
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots, which is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft Toronto and Red Storm, will be released in 2013.
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