This gameplay was actually posted up on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel on Saturday. We missed it. We’re sorry. The interesting thing here is that Ubisoft claims they are releasing the gameplay as part of an effort to beat those who would leak the footage without the publisher’s permission. In fact, the introduction to the video above says exactly that…complete with an awesome emphasis on the “someone” they felt would be sinister enough to share the gameplay early.
Yes, the footage is a few days old. However, we think it’s cool enough that we figured you folks would still enjoy its presence here on the site had you missed it as well. This six minute long clip contains potential gameplay footage (I say “potential” because of the “not actual gameplay footage” tag that adorns the bottom right corner of the video) for Ubisoft‘s freshly announced, upcoming Rainbow 6 Patriots.
To accompany the news of the game, Ubisoft published a release regarding how the franchise and its mechanics have evolved since the last time we saw the Rainbow 6 team. Here’s Creative Director at Ubisoft David Sears:
“Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6. In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, all the team play, tactics, and realism that fans of the series love have been coupled with an exciting new narrative direction…This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience.”
In regards to the actual plot of Rainbow 6 Patriots, here’s some more of the offered information:
Team Rainbow faces a new and very real threat called the “True Patriots,” a highly-trained, well-organized revolutionary group that claim the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests. The True Patriots will do whatever it takes to reclaim their country. Playing as Rainbow, players will face critical scenarios that will require them to make tough ethical decisions in order to stop this new breed of terrorists.