With the release of a new teaser trailer, Rainbox Six Siege now has an official street date: October 13th, 2015 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Despite having been in development for ages, much of the game is still something of an unknown quantity. What we do know is that the latest in the long-running Tom Clancy series will be multiplayer-focused and retain the tactical FPS flavor that the franchise is known for. Environments feature a high level of destruction, with players being able to shoot through cover. The latest trailer reveals that the players can choose from twenty different operators, who seem to have unique equipment and tactics available to each.
Don’t expect any in-game footage though – the trailer is all pre-rendered.
Ubisoft has also announced guaranteed access to the closed beta with preorder, although no date is given for when it will take place. As is fast becoming typical for the publisher, four versions of the game have been announced, which include bonus material and the game’s Season Pass at different price points.
The most expensive of these different versions is The Art of Siege Edition, which includes the full game, a collector’s box, a Gold Skins Pack for all in-game weapons and an exclusive 120 page Tactical Guide. The guide contains detailed information on each Counter Terrorist Unit, Operators, weapons, and maps, as well as tips from the developer.
Opinion: Without much in the way of gameplay to go on, even less than six months before release, it’s hard to say much about Rainbow Six Siege right now. Gameplay at E3 last year was well-received (aside from the controversy surrounding female hostages), though knowing how that translates to a multiplayer-centric Rainbow Six in practice is pretty up in the air.
Graphics aside, it’s hard to get excited over what is still something of an unknown quantity, and Ubisoft’s track record hasn’t exactly been spotless of late.
Time will tell whether or not Siege lives up the expectations of fans.