Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers,
today announced its plans to launch a new Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six opus on
PlayStation®2, Xbox® and PC during Spring 2005. The game is being developed by
two of Ubisoft's award-winning studios: Red Storm Entertainment, the maker of
the original Rainbow Six, & Ubisoft's Montreal Studios.
In this new episode, you lead Team Rainbow, the world's most elite
counter-terrorist unit, as they are called into action and unfamiliar territory
to battle a bioterrorist threat. Stakes escalate as they are personally targeted
by an evil terrorist organization. Used to protecting the lives of others, Team
Rainbow must now embark on a mission to fight and save some of their own.
The next Rainbow Six installment will build on the ingredients that have made
the Rainbow Six® franchise a runaway success, and will introduce new single
player experience with a personal darker storyline, state-of-the-art equipment,
and offer gamers the chance to play as two members of Team Rainbow: Ding Chavez,
the fearless leader of Team Rainbow, and a new sniper role portrayed by Dieter
Weber, who must cover his team's movement with deadly accuracy.
True, but the series has always been a PC tactical shooter ported to console months after it's PC release. This press release sounds as though they're building a console game that will also be released on the PC.