Rainbow 6: Patriots – Where Did You Go?

What you are about to read are actual stories of the long-awaited Tom Clancy title, Rainbow 6: Patriots. While all the footage that has been given appears to be from an official source, none of what you are about the read and watch has been proven to be real or even, for that matter, indicates that this game still exists. Viewer discretion is advised.

Announced back in early November of 2011, Ubisoft Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots had fans roaring in applause as many were led to believe that the series would be returning back to its roots, giving players a deep story-line all while delivering superb gameplay. A title that did release this generation that many found favorable was Rainbow Six: Vegas. While the sequel was rather lack-luster, the title did offer one of the best competitive multiplayer experiences out there, one that many have foreseen in the concept gameplay for Patriots.

Looks impressive doesn’t it? Another trailer released just a month after this one.

Both videos tell us that the game will be taking place in New York, a highly requested location that was rumored to be the setting for the sequel to Vegas 1. Either way, these videos are just a little over two years old now with nothing new whatsoever from Ubisoft. So, what exactly happened with to R6: Patriots? Many suspect it’s absence from last year’s E3 and other gaming events such as GDC to be a sign of cancellation, seeing that the company has been focusing on other Tom Clancy titles like Ghost Recon Future Soldier and Splinter Cell Blacklist. However, given that Ubisoft did announce that the title would be available on current-gen system it’s very possible that the title has now been moved over to next-gen consoles.

The Next-Gen Leap

We reported last year that Ubisoft may have jumped console ships and moved the title over to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Given that none of these consoles, at the time, were revealed, we may indeed see this rumor become true by E3 2013. We also reported a few weeks ago that the team in Toronto had finished with the Multiplayer missions. So the title is definitely not dead.

Perhaps, it was just cancelled?

While Gamestop is no clear indication of cancellation, it was reported that they removed it from their database entirely as the company hasn’t received any word from Ubisoft about the release of it. Is it a bad thing to be excited for a game that will probably not live up to my expectations? Yeah. But, you know what? It’s been a while since we’ve gotten any exciting first person shooters from Ubisoft and Patriots looks to fill that void.

It’ll be interesting to see what Ubisoft brings to this year’s E3. With huge titles like Watch_Dogs and Assassin’s Creed 4 already announced, perhaps the re-announcing of Patriots would be in order.

What do you guys think?

  • I don’t know much about it .. but it would be great to try it out

  • Sgt. Mofo

    My Prediction: This game got moved to next-gen/PC exclusively and will release 6-8 months after the next-gen consoles launch. Avoid getting lost in the bevy of launch titles and release at a time when there aren’t a lot of other new titles out.

    I only make that prediction because that’s what they did with Ghost Recon on X360.

    • MegaMan3k

      I feel like having a premier multiplayer game at launch would be a good thing. Bevy of launch titles? I can’t remember any console launching with a bevy of launch titles actually worth buying.

      Also, if I remember correctly, Ubi Soft did quite well at the 3DS launch by having one of the only games worth buying in the launch lineup. That was Ghost Recon, I think.

      • Sgt. Mofo

        Sometimes a title can get lost amongst the crowd regardless if its a quality title or not. The thing with Ghost Recon 1 X360 was that following the 6-8 months after release, the top titles to play were Fight Night Round 3 (the face smashing tech was awesome), Ghost Recon, and Oblivion. Being separated from the likes of Perfect Dark Zero and Call of Duty 2 did wonders for overall units sold. Same deal with Rainbow 6: Patriots. I think being as far away from Call of Duty: Ghosts and BF4 would be great for its bottom line.

  • MegaMan3k

    I think they decided domestic terrorism was too bold and are retooling the game to remove it. And make the game more traditional.

    That explains why MP is ready and in the can, but the game is stuck in development he’ll.

  • awkenney

    “It’s been a while since we’ve gotten any exciting first person shooters from Ubisoft…”
    It’s been a while since we’ve gotten any exciting first person shooters.


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      • the greater gamer

        Virgin alert!! No life detected.

      • awkenney

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  • Its being held hostage you must go in with GOLD,BLUE,GREEN, and RED squad and get em out alive from the terrorists.

  • PertAndPopular

    Game looks awesome.

  • SODA17

    the team leader voice sound like Adam Jensen from DE:HR

  • I have high hopes for this game. Not based on what I’ve seen so far, but based on the fact that it’s Rainbow Six (now Rainbow 6).

    Maybe I’m being a bit too ambitious, but I want Ubisoft to come out there with a shooter that does something different, or that at least offers a really legitimate alternative to the current palette of shooters. Not sure what exactly they can do, but they are the developers, so they’ll have to figure it out.