If you were hoping for an update on Rainbow Six: Patriots this E3, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that Patriots is as nonexistant as it’s been since 2012; the good news, however, is that a new, different Rainbow Six game has been announced.
Titled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, the game was announced at the very end of Ubisoft’s E3 press conference. The game sees players carry out close-quarters “sieges” in which one team must hold down a position – such as keeping a hostage captive – while the Rainbow Six team is tasked with breaking that hold. The game runs on Ubisoft’s Realblast engine, which lets players destroy much of the environment, and rebuild or reinforce it to allow for more or less protection.
Rainbow Six: Siege‘s development is being led by Ubisoft’s Montreal studio, and the game is slated for release in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.