The Daily Star caught up with Ubisoft Montreal to talk about its vision for Siege and future-proofing the popular shooter for next-gen.
It's amazing that this game is still going. I played it for 3 months after launch, and was done with it at that point. I love tactical team gameplay, but this game just got boring really quick. Conversely, I still play Rainbow Six Vegas 2 once in a while, and that game came out in 2008.
Played Rainbow Six 3 last month. Still miss it's chilling sudden death tension.
Raven Shield? That heartbeat sensor down to the last person on both teams, I miss that sort of tension in multiplayer shooters.
@Papabop Yes indeed. One mistake and you die. Two mistakes and your squad dies.
I'm doing a play through of Vegas 2 classic
I wish they'd do another Vegas game 😁
I played it a little bit and had fun, but it's suffering from what I call Overwatch Syndrome, where it's hard to have fun with it as a casual player or play with a "favorite" character now. It puts you at risk for being castigated.
Looking to join a team. I'm in New York, been playing for 3 years and want to play with people who know how to be a working team. Add me no1plugin on psn
I am hoping they return the series back to the SP and coop campaigns of the 360 and OG Xbox games which I am still playing today.
Yeah but what about something more like Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield or a new Rainbow Six Vegas Can't really just continue to update this over and over, you need to swap between something to keep iotfresh.
You can't? Tell that to counter strike or dota
They will probably make a new rainbow six. Just not a sequel to siege. Meaning something completely different.
Ain’t gonna happen. Rainbow 6 went from a realistic, tactical semi simulation of terrorist encounters to a storefront for goofy cosmetics with semi realistic gun play against people dressed as clowns.
Well obviously it is seen as though they are backwards compatible, duh.
Yeah with BC for PS5 and Xbox 2, it seems silly to bring out all new versions of these current gen games. Why not just release patches for those games instead and avoid the confusion?
Hopefully developers can implement PS5 enhancement patches for PS4 games like they do with the Pro.
Games should be remastered with free patch (like how borderlands handsome collection got 4k patch for the pro/x) Pc been getting for update to the remastered versions of games. Why not console?
The Handsome Collection is the remaster. Those games didn't come out this generation. The patch you're talking about was just hi res textures. PC has been able to handle such assets for years. Consoles are just now getting to that point.
@kwietStorm Dude..my comment wasn't about wether the can handle it or not. It's about the fact they shouldn't charge for it. The 4k texture patch was released on pc,x1 &ps4 at the same time so pc player didn't have(official) 4k texture before. my point is, they shouldn't charge for higher rez texture and call it remaster (or just unlocking framrate )if the the console can play the game natively Take skyrim for example It got a remaster but the pc player got it as a free update (higher texture, lighting,etc..) next gen console player should pay for "remasters" but the devs simply release a patch to enhance the last gen version (ps4 x1 versions) just like how pc player are treated
Vanilla Skyrim never released on ps4 and xb1. Xb1 had bc but thats very different from an enhanced game.
@mkis That my point. Next gen will be backward compatible so charging for updates shouldn't happen again
"my point is, they shouldn't charge for higher rez texture and call it remaster" And my point is they never did. The remaster, The Handsome Collection, was already out. The texture pack is independent of that release. The game was already remastered. The texture pack is not what made the game a remaster. That didn't even come out until recently. The Handsome Collection came out a few years ago
Never did? Sure But what makes you think they won't? Nowadays you should put anything past those publishers
I would err on the side of caution with that request. My thinking is that, since PS4 games wouldn't ship with PS5 patches, it's going to consume more HDD space. If there's a natural enhancement aspect (e.g., upscaling, frame rate enhancement, or ray tracing), cool, but I think that could be disastrous for HDD space early on.
Can you imagine this game on next gen hardware? For a single release, live service supported game, it's astonishing how strong this game is currently going. It's only going to get bigger and better on next gen. Unlike some games (*cough* Call of Dookie *cough*) that have to release every single year, without a single shred of innovation, just to remain relevant. Rainbow Six is one badass game. Looking forward to its future.
It is pretty easy to imagine, just look at how the game is on PC.
It’s will look like the Pc version.
I think I triggered the Call of Dookie fanboys D:
You're not even making sense.
As someone that has really disliked Call of Duty in the past. At least they seem to be headed in the right direction with their reboot. I'm far from a fan of the series, but have to give credit where it's due. Don't just blindly keep hating a series if you haven't looked into anything regarding it's newest iteration.
You’re a really sad individual
It doesnt need a sequel it has an active playerbase and steady updates and content. Why not get the most out of the first and perfect it before crossing over into a cash grab that isn't needed.
I legit play this game almost everyday and Street fighter v. Add me on PSN @no1plugin if you wanna see if we can create a decent team. PS. I let my nephew play so please don't look at my kdr and judge, just play with me and see that I am an excellent teammate.
You gotta give credit to Ubisoft on this one, glad they don't rely on sequels for this game like other publishers like Activision and EA.
And RS fans want a Rainbow Six game with a good story like there used to be.
I just want them to stop nerfing operators and fix the fundamentals .....i.e. glitching...hit registration. You know...things like that.
UM has come a long ways with R6S. I wasn’t impressed at first, but now I do play from time to time. I haven’t devoted any proper dedication to the series needed to unlock everything...too much time involved, too many other games to play. I do hope there’s an automatic upgrade to the PS5, I’d definitely buy into whatever season lands on the new console.
Lmfao, that version will be the version they showed at E3..
We need a campaign, they've created so much lore for these characters
Revive rainbow 6 patriots
loved siege but this isnt good. Only with a sequel can we get proper engine deep improvements to make the game better. They shouldnt be milking it as much as this. think with the new power how much they can push the concept and improve on things. this is just lazy.
How about a new Splinter cell? Call it a day
Imo Ubi needs to make an entire new Rainbow Six for next gen,the current one has been around long enough & it's somewhat boring now.
I like RB6 Vegas 1-2 ... never tried Siege.. Don't like online games.. No story. no buy from me. Hope they ll do another Vegas game.. but there s no hope about ubi..
I thought just like you, until I bought siege in a weekly deal a couple of years ago and I've been playing it almost everyday ever since.
Really wish there was a sequel with better graphics, a whole host of NEW maps, not one every few months and a single player/co-op CAMPAIGN.
This strategy reminds me of how it was done on pc, they wouldn’t just release expansions masked as sequels.
I am still kinda hoping they revisit some of the original ideas they had for a storyline singleplayer before they scrapped it all for this online only style game. I kinda miss games like Rainbow Six Vegas !
I’d love to see them use assets already in place from the intro missions to put together a campaign. Launch a new edition on new systems with a beefy amount of new content. Not likely I know but a man can dream
Never a fan of the gameplay. Character movement also felt floaty.
Thats because Ubisoft dosen't sell games anymore just services. Breakpoint is going online only too just like Siege....next it'll be a Splinter Cell MMO
I hope they make vegas 3 with a good story mode but ubisoft is to too busy making online games as services and that's the reason why they have left splinter cell and prince of persia
Play Single Player against bots option WOULD be great???
Please return to series back to the SP experience like on the Xbox360 and OG Xbox.
Though I applaud the level of support they've given this game , from a technical perspective this game sorely needs a sequel. With more computational horse power this game could push the envelope on how it feels to play, especially from a physics perspective. Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but I'd like to think not.
Siege should have been a new franchise. It’s defiantly not a rainbow 6 game. Rainbow six was a serious, tactical, situational decision making based game with (for the times) realistic aesthetics. Now everyone is dressed like clowns with neon guns. That ain’t r6. I’d like a real sequel. But I’m not the 13 year old buys every skin to not feel left out teenage audience.
@Hungryalpaca I couldn't agree with you more. Though Siege requires skill, it's certainly not as realistic as it could be.
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