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Rainbow Six: Vegas

Ubisoft announces Rainbow Six: Vegas, the coming installment in the tactical shooter series that will take Team Rainbow to Sin City this autumn. The first screenshots are up on Worthplaying, and here's word:

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM— 6th March, 2006 — Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that it is developing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Vegas for PC, next-generation and current-generation video game consoles. Scheduled for an Autumn 2006 release and developed by Ubisoft’s award-winning Montreal studio, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas is the fifth iteration of the multimillion-selling Rainbow Six tactical shooter franchise.

The stakes are high when the world’s most elite counter-terrorism unit enters Las Vegas, where over 36.7 million men, women and children visit each year. “Sin City,” the home of the famous Las Vegas Strip, flashy hotels, high-rolling casinos and world-famous celebrities, becomes the setting for a terrorist threat of global proportions. What happens when one of the world’s most famous cities is held hostage by terrorists?

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas will be Team Rainbow’s next-generation console debut on the heels of the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™ and the highly anticipated Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent™. Today, with more than 13.5 million units sold worldwide, the Rainbow Six franchise is known as one of the best multiplayer experiences and is hailed for its immersive single-player games.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas will push technology through graphics, artificial intelligence, physics and animations created by Ubisoft’s award-winning Montreal studios, which house some of the world’s best talent, including Senior Producer Chadi Lebbos who was the lead on Rainbow Six 3®

“Rainbow Six is back and better than ever,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. “Building upon the online success of the Rainbow Six franchise and harnessing the power of the next-generation experience, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas will be the benchmark against which all next-generation games will be measured. With Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter being released this month to wide critical acclaim, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent also due out this year, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas makes a perfect addition to the Clancy series in 2006.”

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42. Re: No subject Mar 7, 2006, 15:48 Teddy
 
At least it looks like they're use a derirative of the latest Spliter Cell engine rather than the tired Raven Shield one.

Hate to burst your bubble, but Splinter Cell and Raven-Shield use the same engine. Just different variations of the Unreal engine.

 
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41. More StarForce from UBI Mar 7, 2006, 11:19 Paketep
 
I'm not buying anything from UBI until they drop StarForce.

Worse, not another R6 after Lockdown. I'm still crying remembering what the original did, and how they're pissing all over it now.

Don't give your money to UBI. They don't deserve it.

 
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40. No subject Mar 7, 2006, 08:28 Annihilus88
 
I don't know why you guys even waste your time and money on this franchise. Its dead, live with it. Ravenshield was a great game with awesome potential and even that had terrible support. They didn't even release the SDK even couple years later. No i don't buy UBI and you shouldn't either. They are not sensitive to their customers needs and they should pay for it. Remember RVS. I won't buy a UBI product any more no matter how much BS promotion goes thru. OH WOW...such great pics! Oh WOW its going to be awesome! Same crap every time. It's amazing how dumb people are. They buy it...then they complain...Look just don't buy UBI..buy from another company because UBI doesn't give a crap about you. Remember that.

 
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39. No subject Mar 7, 2006, 07:59 Optimaximal
 
At least it looks like they're use a derirative of the latest Spliter Cell engine rather than the tired Raven Shield one.

 
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38. Re: Meh Mar 7, 2006, 02:19 Masa
 
Who cares about Swat vs Rainbow Six, as long as the game is good.


Amen.



No mission strategy or mapping or briefing??? I quickly run and gunned all the enemy at parking lot level and then whacked all my team members to try and get a mission failure. Nope! Half Life 2 required more real world tactics to succeed!



I don't even know what to say to that. I gave up playing R6 a long time ago and pull out Rogue Spear now and then. I guess I just sorted of blanched when I read you can't build you team and produce a mission load out anymore. Afterall, wasn't that the THE POINT to the pre mission planning aspect of the original two games?

 
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37. Re: Meh Mar 7, 2006, 02:05 Teddy
 
What was the last rainbow six game made, actually? I downloaded the expansion (the free one), was there anything after that?

Nothing worth noting.

I doubt any actual counterterrorist team would enjoy operating in such an absurd scenario

That's part of what I'm worried about. The scenarios in Lockdown were nowhere NEAR something that Rainbow would take care of. If there were a hundred bloody terrorists that took over several city blocks including several buildings, that's something the army would handle, not a small team insertion.

"Sir! A hundred terrorists have taken over several city blocks in New York! What's worse, they've taken TWO HOSTAGES!!!"

"Good GOD! Send in four men, NOW!"

"Four?! Are you sure? Don't you think that's overdoing it, sir?"

"Hmm... Yes, I suppose you're right. Make sure that three of them are retarded, flashbang themselves on a regular basis, shoot blindly at walls and complain like children all the time. That out to balance things out."

Rainbow is SUPPOSED to be about small, contained situations that the local police can't handle - single building/complex takeovers that are already surrounded by local police.

In Lockdown, while it had some nice touches to it, overall the game felt like little more than a shooting gallery with nearly 100 terrorists with very bad aim and no discernable tactics on every level.
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36. Meh Mar 7, 2006, 01:52 Creston
 
Who cares about Swat vs Rainbow Six, as long as the game is good. The screenshots look very nice, I must say, although they seem to indicate that a lot of the levels are outside on the Strip. I doubt any actual counterterrorist team would enjoy operating in such an absurd scenario

What was the last rainbow six game made, actually? I downloaded the expansion (the free one), was there anything after that?

Creston


 
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35. Re: Tactical? Mar 6, 2006, 23:33 Syntarsus
 
Vegas seems like a SWAT location rather then a Rainbow Six location. I could see robbers trying to take a casino's money, but what would terrorists want?

There's plenty of terrorists here in Vegas. Clint Holmes, Celine Dion, Danny Gans, an Elvis in every wedding chapel. GAH!! Everyday is a 9/11 on the brain.

 
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34. Why Vegas? Mar 6, 2006, 22:48 Shadowcat
 
Vegas? Come one! They couldn't find a better location to place the game?
I bet I know why they chose Vegas.

They wanted a location where all the over-done bloom effects they'll pack the game full of will actually make some kind of sense!


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33. Re: No subject Mar 6, 2006, 22:07 Brick
 
I missed a bit of the Rainbow Six stuff but I played the oringinal and it's expansion and I guess a demo of the sequel but when I came across Lockdown I thought, "Dear God, what has this got to do with the R6 franchise?"

No mission strategy or mapping or briefing??? I quickly run and gunned all the enemy at parking lot level and then whacked all my team members to try and get a mission failure. Nope! Half Life 2 required more real world tactics to succeed!

I remember once when I was playing the original R6 that my wife sneezed as she was walking by our computer room when I was playing and I was given a mission failure status!

 
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32. Re: No subject Mar 6, 2006, 21:15 Teddy
 
Weeeee! Confirmed by the folks at the UBI forums...

There IS a PC version and as Geiger (one of the UBI community Managers) put it "We'll be developing the PC version specifically for the PC."

According to one of the devs (Goliath) that posted on the forums, they're apparently waiting on some exclusivity deal for the release of the information. Likely some PC mag paid for the rights to release the first info on the PC version.

 
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31. Re: No subject Mar 6, 2006, 20:32 Narf2029
 
After this, Team Rainbow will have to fight the world's deadliest terrorists who have seized a gigantic city-sized toilet! Strike hard and fast or the world as we know it may just go down the shitter!

--Infantryman

"Is it so hard to teach a child not to shoot people?"
 
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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30. No subject Mar 6, 2006, 20:24 nightfend
 
Last Rainbow Six game I played was Ravenshield. I thought it was pretty sweet. Fortunately, I avoided Lockdown, so I'm still willing to give this newest game a chance. But Vegas? Come one! They couldn't find a better location to place the game?

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29. No subject Mar 6, 2006, 18:01 aldo_14
 
Shouldn't it be called Rainbow Six; Vegan Axe or something?

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28. Yeah Really Mar 6, 2006, 18:00 wakeup
 
TAKE A GD VACATION!!

I loved Rainbow Six - I was one of the first modders, ran a clan .. good times; then the flood came. Release, after release, after release .. who could keep up? Patches and expansions and mods needing this and that, but not the other thing.. and blah blah.. what a mess!

 
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27. Re: No subject Mar 6, 2006, 17:51 Marvin T. Martian
 
After that POS called Lockdown they expect me to believe that they are going to make a good RB6 game again. I think not. Add that Starforce crap and you have a recipe for disaster before it even out of the starting gate. Ubi has destroyed this franchise and are in the process of destroying another--Ghost Recon!

 
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26. Re: No subject Mar 6, 2006, 17:13 Teddy
 
The funniest thing about this is, if you look at the actual announcements posted on www.rainbowsixgame.com/us or www.rainbowsixgame.com/uk there is absolutely ZERO mention of a PC version at all.

UBISOFT GOES ALL-IN WITH TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® VEGAS FOR NEXT-GENERATION CONSOLES!

Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that it is developing Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas for next-generation and current-generation video game consoles.

Where the console gamers get TWO brand new Rainbow Six titles this year (Critical Hour and now Vegas), we got a console reject from last year (Lockdown) and next year, we'll likely get another console port in Vegas for the PC.

I can hardly contain my excitement.

 
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25. Re: No subject Mar 6, 2006, 17:08 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Las Vegas sounds like a terrible idea. If the entire game is set in Las Vegas I doubt that this Rainbow Six will be any different than Lockdown. Think about it for a second, while a run and gun arcade style game could easily be set in Las Vegas it will not work for Rainbow Six, at least as it was. If a group of terrorists are going to take hostages it's unlikely you're going to see the group be much bigger than 20 or so individuals. If it's a major terrorist operation that's going to capture a casino I could see maybe 50 individual terrorists at the absolute most. Now that would be a great individual mission in Rainbow Six, but unless the entire city has been taken over by an army of terrorists I don't see how it could possibly work without turning into some retarded run and gun game.

 
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24. No subject Mar 6, 2006, 17:00 StealthR6
 
What next..Rainbow Six Tournament 2008 w/ brand new laser weapons and rocket jumps!!!! omg ubi I hope you're not reading this...

 
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23. Re: No subject Mar 6, 2006, 16:48 MMORPGHoD
 
Dare I say, they're milking it!

 
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