Ubisoft announced an upcoming game ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Siege’ which is well-known first-person shooter game and is the first game in the Rainbow Six franchise since Rogue Spear not to use Epic’s Unreal Engine. Consider as a successor to the now cancelled ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots’, Siege puts heavy emphasis on environmental devastation and co-operation between players.
The development of Siege began in January 2013. Like other titles in the series, it will focus heavily on teamplay and realism. However, there are major differences to older versions of the game, featuring a heavy multiplayer focus and destructible environments, similar to that of Battlefield franchise. A trailer at E3 2014 demonstrated a hostage rescue scenario and the game has initially received positive reactions. Players can also gin access to the beta by donating money to a charity organization called Extra Life. The beta of the game is set to begin on September 24, 2015. On March 31, 2015, A Collector’s Edition, titled Art of Siege Edition was announced.
Players may gain tactical advantages through environmental destruction, and that the system aims at encouraging players to utilize creativity and strategy. In order to create a realistic gameplay, a bullet penetration system will be featured, in which bullets deal less damage when they hit enemies through structures. Different modes will be featured in the final game, with the first mode shown being the Hostage Mode, in which attackers must extract the hostage, either male of female, from the defenders, while the defenders must prevent that from happening.
Players can plan their attack before a match begins. The attackers have the ability to send drone to detect the environment and to find the enemies and targets they are seeking for, while the defenders could fortify certain areas to prevent attackers’ attack.
The game received four nominations from Game Critics Awards, which are Best of Show, Best PC Game, Best Action Game and Best Online Multiplayer Game. The game eventually became the winner of the Best PC Game category.
Siege is the tactical multiplayer shooter that we have been waiting for. This is game that showcases just how important teamwork can be and something that’ll take some getting used to.