Coming out of E3 2014 there were so many games that caught our eye. The Order: 1886, Super Smash Bros., and Far Cry 4 were clear favorites, but that’s just a small smattering of what was on tap for this year’s event.
One theme that seemed to carry throughout the whole of the show was co-op — be it the cooper-petitive shooter Evolve or the new multi-Assassin approach in Assassin’s Creed Unity. In fact, there was one co-op focused game that seemed to generate a significant amount of attention among the media: Rainbow Six Siege.
Prior to Ubisoft’s E3 2014 press conference we had no idea Rainbow Six Siege was a thing. Up until that point the assumption was that Ubisoft had pulled back on the franchise after Patriots couldn’t come together as they envisioned.
But, after Rainbow Six Siege took the stage at the Ubi Press Conference, and then when we actually got to play the game, it became pretty clear that Rainbow Six was coming back in a big way. So much so, that many came away singing the game’s praises, as evidenced by the trailer above.
From the dynamic destruction to the increased tension of 5v5 intimate multiplayer, Rainbow Six Siege scratches an itch that few games these days can. More impressively, the game leverages the power of current hardware to deliver what was largely considered to be one of the best looking games on the E3 2014 show floor. During the press conference we were suspect of the destructibility, but after going hands on we came away believers.
At the same time, there’s still a lot more of Siege left to show. One might even say the game is still in a very conceptual stage, despite being playable.
But what Ubisoft had to show was very impressive and left us eager to see more. And as far as future accolades go: if Ubisoft sticks to this concept then plenty more should follow.
What was your impression of Rainbow Six Siege coming out of E3? How do you hope Ubisoft expands on the initial concept?
Rainbow Six Siege is targeting a 2015 release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.