Rainbow series not vaporware. Still in the works. Perfection remains the goal.
Ubisoft has confirmed Rainbow 6: Patriots is still in development, Executive Director, Alain Corre told IGN today at Gamescom. Aside from the name, the only information revealed thus far was a teaser trailer back in 2011. Until the title reaches a more polished state, Ubisoft isn’t ready to share more.
"It's an important franchise for Ubisoft,” Corre notes. “We want to make sure, on this one, like all the other games we’re working on, that we bring it when we feel it’s perfect,” he says. The good news, it’s still in development. “On Rainbow, it’s still cooking.”
According to Corre, the key to R6 lies within the narrative and visuals. “What we want to have is a compelling story,” Corre states. “We want people to who play the next Rainbow 6 to be astonished, to be very pleased with what they see. We have to reflect that improvement in quality. That’s what we’re doing on all our games,”
Whether the original title reveal, Rainbow 6: Patriots, remains the course was unconfirmed. “We can’t say yet. We’re iterating,” Corre said. It’s interesting to note that the official R6P website still uses this title. Anything can change from now and its release though.
Gaming hasn’t seen a Rainbow 6 title since 2008’s Rainbow 6: Vegas 2. What comes of the next installment in the Rainbow 6 series remains in question. R6’s gameplay at its core illustrates tactical shooting mechanics, including coordinated team play. If the title strays from this formula, long time fans will feel alienated, potentially losing its signature persona. However, if Ubisoft can somehow redefine the franchise’s identity in today’s industry, FPS fans may embrace a change of pace from the typical run of the mill shooter.
Rainbow 6 is currently slated for next-gen consoles. No release date has been announced.