June 10, 2014 by Paul Curtin
For the third year in a row, Ubisoft revealed an absolutely stunning teaser of a brand-new unannounced IP to close out their E3 Media Briefing. In 2012 they debuted Watch Dogs, in 2013 they debuted The Division, and this year they debuted Rainbow Six: Siege.
The bad news is that the Heavy Rain-inspired Rainbow Six: Patriots, which was teased back in 2011, is no more. Ubisoft revealed today that development on their Patriots project has been ceased for some time with the focus being shifted to their brand-new project, Siege.
The good news is that Rainbow Six: Siege looks absolutely stunning. Jumping on the new trend of cops vs. criminals, Ubisoft managed to top today’s earlier amazing gameplay reveal courtesy of Battlefield Hardline with an even better teaser that features some of the best-looking and most functional destructible environments ever.
It’s hard to say how much of Siege is true gameplay considering how well the multiplayer’s character models move and interact in the moment, and it’s easy to be skeptical after the huge visual downgrade on Watch Dogs and with The Division now delayed.
It’ll be interesting to see if Ubisoft can earn back gamers’ trust by delivering on the big E3 promises they make. Hopefully, they do deliver, because the 5 vs. 5 intense multiplayer action teased in the early alpha demo is very impressive and something a lot of people are going to want to play in 2015 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.