It’s become traditional for Ubisoft to end their E3 press conferences with a final big reveal and this year was no exception. Rounding off the show in 2014 was the announcement of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The game is a squad based tactical shooter for current gen systems only. Ubisoft made the decision to cancel Rainbow Six Patriots in order to start fresh with this new title.
The game is under development at Ubisoft Montreal and runs on the new Realblast engine, making the most of the new system’s extra power. The multiplayer on stage demo, which showed two teams battling it out in a capture the hostage mode, featured some very impressive procedural destruction and allowed players to create new paths by blowing holes in the walls and floor. It also revealed some other interesting mechanics such as being able to choose your spawn point and using drones to spy on the other team.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is expected some time in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.