I've been a massive fan of the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
series ever since they first arrived on PCs. The careful mix of twitch shooting, hilariously awful AI and pointless tactical choices made the game an instant favourite of mine and it was great to see the series slowly advance and streamline itself into the shape it is today.
Granted, there have been some mis-steps on the way, but by and large the Rainbow Six
franchise has gone from strength to strength. Combined with good sales too, it's no surprise that a new sequel has just been announced.
Apparently, the new game in the series will be titled Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
, which is quite a mouthful. The game will be developed by Ubisoft Montreal, the same team behind the previous Rainbow Six Vegas
game and is set for a tentative March 2008 release.
The new game will be the sixth title in the series and 2008 marks the tenth anniversary for the franchise, which has shipped more than 16 million units worldwide so far.
“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas took the gaming world by storm in 2006 thanks to its technological advances and gameplay innovations,
” said Yves Guillemot, president and chief executive officer at Ubisoft in a press release.
“We are convinced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will remain a pioneer in the highly competitive first person shooter genre, bringing more of what Rainbow Six fans love to the table.
The new game promises to push the franchise will new gameplay features, enhanced graphics and the usual PR spin. The really good news is that Ubisoft has confirmed there will be new co-op and adversarial game modes available. If that sounds good to you then drop into the forums
and let us know what you think.