Ubisoft has made a habit of saving the best for last – specifically, a brand new game that we haven’t seen before. Last year at E3, they wowed us with a gameplay demo for Tom Clancy’s The Division. The year before that? Watch Dogs, which just released to moderately high critical acclaim and explosive sales. This year, they saved the latest in the Rainbow Six franchise, and no, it’s not Patriots. It’s a brand new game called Rainbow Six: Siege.
Wasting no time, they launched directly into gameplay. More interestingly, the featured competitive multiplayer, where two teams were pitted against each other in a fight over a hostage. The footage really took me back to the original Rainbow Six – planning is key, bullets are lethal, and mistakes are unforgivable. The players surveyed the home where the hostage was being held by the other team, and coordinated their entrance. They worked their way through the house, attempting to track and take down the baddies without the hostage getting hurt. Communication was key, as their plan shifted as the other team countered. I absolutely love this kind of gameplay, and was stoked to see it come back.
Rainbow Six: Siege is slated for a 2015 release.