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'Rainbow Six: Siege' Release Date Set For October 13

The last Rainbow Six title to grace the mainstream market was Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 back in 2008. Seven years later, Ubisoft is currently developing another installation in the series called Rainbow Six: Siege, and the latest trailer finally gave fans a release date of October 13, 2015.

The release date was revealed via another trailer on YouTube. The trailer didn't show gameplay; it's more of a montage of cinematic scenes from the game. Players can choose between 20 different classes, or "operators," and work with other players to either rescue hostages or play from the opposing side and prevent the rescue team from completing the mission.

The game was initially announced last year at E3. Since then, players were able to participate in multiplayer matches in a closed alpha version of the game. A closed beta version of the game is coming soon, and those who preorder the game will have guaranteed access to the beta. If you choose not to preorder the game, you can be placed on the waiting list. A Uplay account from Ubisoft is required for registration.

More news about Rainbow Six: Siege is bound to surface during this year's E3, which is coming in less than a month. Ubisoft also has a few other projects in the works, such as its third-person online shooter, The Division, and a new Assassin’s Creed title called Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.

The latter is coming on October 23 for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. A PC version is also coming sometime in the fall.

As for Rainbow Six: Siege, it will be interesting to see how the long-time tactical shooter holds up in first-person shooter class against the Battlefield and Call of Duty franchises.

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  • RedJaron
    I'd love to see the series come back toward the original games. I loved the planning phases and jumping between each fire team. If something went wrong, you had no one to blame but yourself. Multiplayer was real interesting since single shots could kill. And once you were out, you were out for the whole match.
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  • Steven Fries
    I definitely agree RedJaron. Rogue Spear was one of the most fun games ever.
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  • firefoxx04
    I watched the trailer, looked like garbage to me.
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  • cepheid
    Having played the Alpha I can tell you this game needs A LOT more time in production. Now I know people will say "it was an alpha" but even for an Alpha it was bad (and I've play tested over 50 pre-release games). Combined with the fact that Ubisoft has a tradition of releasing games in terrible states makes this a no buy for me. I'm hoping a year or two after the original release date they'll have the game fixed up so I can buy it though.

    The graphics are terrible and not nearly as good as the doctored footage they show.
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  • Larry Litmanen
    I'd love to see the series come back toward the original games. I loved the planning phases and jumping between each fire team. If something went wrong, you had no one to blame but yourself. Multiplayer was real interesting since single shots could kill. And once you were out, you were out for the whole match.

    I spent month playing Rogue Spear....not hours as games are measured but MONTHS, it was an amazing game.

    Having said that, people always say they will buy something when they clearly will not. Every shooter out there is no longer a tactical shooter, CoD, Hardline, Crysis, Halo, Titanfall, really any shooter is now just hide and you recover.

    People want action, quick fights, fast recovery.

    I guess what i would like to see is an option in settings where you can chose that tactical mode, i don't think it should be that difficult.
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  • gggplaya
    I've played every rainbow six including the first one from the 90's back on my 120mhz pc with a 3dfx voodoo card. I loved being the host and restricting weapons, and doing Pistol only matches which were awesome. Sadly that was lost in newer versions :-(
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  • Larry Litmanen
    Having played the Alpha I can tell you this game needs A LOT more time in production. Now I know people will say "it was an alpha" but even for an Alpha it was bad (and I've play tested over 50 pre-release games). Combined with the fact that Ubisoft has a tradition of releasing games in terrible states makes this a no buy for me. I'm hoping a year or two after the original release date they'll have the game fixed up so I can buy it though.

    The graphics are terrible and not nearly as good as the doctored footage they show.

    What exactly don't you like about the game. I just finished playing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, it is also a Ubisoft game from 2012. It looked good, not as good as Crysis 3 but Crysis is newer and hungrier and honestly graphics are the main selling point.

    If the game looked solid in 2012 i don't think Ubisoft will release a bad looking game in 2015. Ghost Recon may not have been the best game i played, but it was a solid game. Plus seeing what Ubisoft did with Assassins Creed i believe they know how to do graphics right these days.
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  • iPanda
    Having played the Alpha I can tell you this game needs A LOT more time in production. Now I know people will say "it was an alpha" but even for an Alpha it was bad (and I've play tested over 50 pre-release games). Combined with the fact that Ubisoft has a tradition of releasing games in terrible states makes this a no buy for me. I'm hoping a year or two after the original release date they'll have the game fixed up so I can buy it though.

    The graphics are terrible and not nearly as good as the doctored footage they show.

    Isn't the Alpha for testing mostly programming logic / hit box-type stuff? So they put the meh textures in as filler. BF4 looked like garbage in alpha (graphical sliders did nothing at one point) but prettied up nicely at launch.

    Also, isn't that an old version compared to what the devs are actually working on. I could be completely off on everything but just saying.
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  • agumonkey
    Man, I remember playing Rainbow Six on a crappy Compaq computer... Surviving for hours, trying to spot enemies between actual pixels - failing to recognize an eye in the jungle leaves and die sniped the following second. Clapped slowly.
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  • soccerplayer88
    RS:Siege gets a release date but nothing yet for The Division.

    /sadpanda
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