Rainbow Six Siege wraps up Ubisoft's E3 press event with a really big bang

It's been awhile since we last had the opportunity to play a Rainbow Six game, but Ubisoft looks set to make up for that lost time with the Rainbow Six: Siege, a team-based showdown between the elite counter-terrorism force and the heavily-armed evil-doers who make their job necessary.

I'll admit that I didn't expect to be as impressed with a Rainbow Six trailer as I was by this one, but the return of the tactical shooter at the tail-end of the Ubisoft presser—introduced by none other than CEO Yves Guillemot—made a real splash. The lengthy five-on-five gameplay trailer has a little bit of everything: pre-mission planning, cooperative tactics, placeable defenses, destructible environments and lots and lots of guns, bombs and bullets flying everywhere.

The hostage angle was a little bit dicey in its own right. Control of the hostage passed rather easily back and forth between the two teams, and as an unarmored non-combatant in the middle of a raging, explosive firefight, she proved remarkably durable. But she was also perhaps a little too helplessly cooperative, and we've got our fingers crossed that the game will feature other types of hostages when it launches next year.


As lead news writer during ‘merican hours, Andy covers the day-to-day events that keep PC gaming so interesting, exciting, and occasionally maddening. He’s fond of RPGs, FPSs, dungeons, Myst, and the glorious irony of his parents buying him a TRS-80 instead of an Atari so he wouldn't end up wasting his life on videogames.
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