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.