The popular tactical first person shooter franchise, Rainbow Six, might be getting a new game soon according to one man’s LinkedIn profile. Unfortunately, the entry has since been removed, but there have been enough people who saw it to give the story some weight.
There has been no newÂ Rainbow Six game since July 2008, with the last entry in the series being Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. Since then, the only Tom Clancy games that have been released were the HAWX games and Splinter Cell: Conviction. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was supposed to see a release back in fiscal fourth quarter, but has been delayed with no other information on it.
According to the LinkedIn profile of one Sean Popejoy, audio has been developed for a 2011Â Rainbow Six demo – check out the entry, which was luckily grabbed before it was removed. No doubt to reflect Ubisoft’s attempt to keep matters hush-hush.
“Developed Pro Tools sessions from Ubisoft audio for the game demo of Rainbow Six (2011)”
Could Ubisoft be working on a brand new game for the franchise in secret? With E3 coming up soon, it would be a great opportunity to unveil the new game, something Ubisoft did with the original Rainbow Six: Vegas, a game that was incredibly well received by both fans and critics alike.
Not only does Popejoy’s vanished experience listing give rise to speculation, Ubisoft has also obtained the rights for www.rainbowsix-BD.com. Certainly there is a ton of speculation for what the “BD” could mean. Immediately, one can think of “Baghdad”, which would bring Rainbow’s operations to the Middle East, somewhere they have never visited before. However, “BD” could mean something else entirely – i.e. “Bad Dudes”?
At heart, Rainbow Six has always been about the planning and execution of high risk operations that require both finesse and brute force. Vegas made it very easy to pick up – providing rewarding gameplay for both new and old fans; however, many fans have been actively voicing their desire for a return to the traditional Rainbow Six experience – of actually planning a mission from the start and executing it. Whether or not Ubisoft agrees remains to be seen – but if the developer takes the “everything old is new again” approach, it wouldn’t be that bad.
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