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E3 2013: Rainbow 6: Patriots is Now a Next-Gen Game
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Rainbow 6: Patriots is now a next-gen game, Ubisoft has confirmed.

Announced back in 2011 and subject to numerous rumours regarding its somewhat troubled development, the tactical shooter is now being made for next generation consoles.

“We can’t -- and we don’t want to -- make ten giant blockbuster games at the same time,” said Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key. 

“We’re absolutely making another Rainbow 6. We’ve already said so. We just, as we enter this new generation, have to make sure we make the right game at the right time with the right feature sets."

"And Rainbow 6 got caught in the transition of going to next-gen and essentially we’re figuring out ‘well, are we making the right game for the right hardware systems?’

“And you know, on Watch Dogs, the guys have been working on that game and it’s always been a next-generation game in their minds and the way they were designing it. And at the end of the day when the specs showed up for next generation, they had guessed right. That’s not always the case.”

“Sometimes you have to take a step back and go ‘you know, I’m seeing the possibilities, but it's gonna take more time,’” added Key. “We don’t really have anything else to announce or say about Rainbow 6, but we will say it’s a really exciting project for us and we can’t wait to say more.”

To clarify, Key was then asked point blank if the new Rainbow 6 was now a next-gen game and he replied, “Yes.”

It’s notable that throughout the conversation, at no point did Key refer to the game as Rainbow 6: Patriots. is a name change as well as a generational jump on the cards?

You can watch the original announcement trailer below.

[via IGN]


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Comment #1 by Zenka The Myth
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:58:49 AM
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Well, it's better news than it being cancelled. I have a few friends who'll be happy about that.

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Comment #2 by MyNameIsWill
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 09:59:24 AM
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Ubisoft a=have some great games coming out its unreal! - Watch Dogs - The Division - THIS

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Comment #3 by Convas
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:04:06 AM
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@2: The Crew looks fantastic too. I thought it was going to be just another racing game, but sitting down watching the stage demo, it has a lot of promise. Open-world, tuning, deep customization, varied challenges and missions. I haven't been this excited for a racing game EVER!

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Comment #4 by SeraphTC
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:05:48 AM
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Happy about this - suspected it was the case, and glad to have my suspicions confirmed.

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Comment #5 by FYC Punker
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:12:28 AM
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Comment #6 by Craphex
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:18:50 AM
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Love me some of that splitscreen campaign.

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Comment #7 by x_Silxx_x
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:25:06 AM
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As much as I want a new Rainbow Six game, I can't be upset about it being delayed with such games as Watch Dogs, The Division and The Crew coming out. I just hope that when it does finally come out, it goes back to it's roots. Back to being a tactical game instead of the less tactical aspects of Vegas 1&2.

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Comment #8 by Creasy47
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:26:08 AM
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I don't care when it comes, I'm just happy that it's confirmed as coming at some point. 'Rainbow Six' has always been one of my favorite series, and I can't begin to count the hours I used to put into Vegas 1 and 2 on the 360. Looking forward to this one, as well, though I hope they keep it more slow-paced like Vegas. Vegas 2 was very fun, but when they added sprint and grenade indicators and whatnot, it felt like it was just another game leaning towards the popularity of CoD, as most FPS's seem to do now.

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Comment #9 by Barad
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:26:09 AM
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Comment #10 by Roose91
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:34:30 AM
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For fuck sake. This has honestly been in my top 5 most anticipated games for at least the last year. Hope they don't remake it from the ground up. Would well prefer to have this first over Watch Dogs.

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Comment #11 by H0p3sfalL
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 10:40:36 AM
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Just when I lost all hope! Thank you Ubisoft.

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Comment #12 by cheevo360
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:07:35 AM
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Awesome. Thank you Ubisoft. Cannot wait for it. Rainbow Six series really great FPS and to be honest it is much better then CoD series for their own reasons.

I love how well FPS in Rainbow Six series mix with Tactical gameplay. :)

I love tell my team mate go to cover or fire at enemies or hold or follow me etc... I love this so much not only this but I love weapons, team mate details and gameplay is fun as hell.

Will thinking which one Xbox One or PS4 to get it. No matter which versions as long as it is another great Rainbow Six series. :D

Ubisoft already bought us awesome games already for upcoming.

Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Rainbow 6 Patriots (or new name change not Patriots), Rayman Legends and The Division. Of course Assassin's Creed IV!! :D

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Comment #13 by The Bum-Mobile
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:25:01 AM
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Hope they don't bitch out on the story. Sounded very interesting but I can totally see Ubisoft playing it safe.

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Comment #14 by ENVY021
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:25:21 AM
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Am I the only one that thought this was a next-gen game to begin with? heh

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Comment #15 by chizrocker88
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:29:04 AM
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This makes me so happy. I was so afraid it was going to get completely dropped. STOKED!

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Comment #16 by BiggD
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:55:11 AM
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Rainbow Six Vegas 1 & 2 are among my favorite games of this generation. Can't wait for a new one next-gen :)

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Comment #17 by DaggerSE
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:03:27 PM
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Dice: BF4, Mirriors Edge 2 and now Masssive: The Division, Swedish Produktion is the best!

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Comment #18 by Coruba
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:37:24 PM
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Awesome, day one buy for me!

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Comment #19 by Jardinho
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 05:02:18 PM
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Hello, hello, hello, where have you been?

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