Rainbow Six Siege Dev Diary Hones In On Cover And Navigation


Ubisoft Montreal has unveiled the latest in a series of dev diaries for its upcoming tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege, with this latest video delving into the game’s nuanced cover system.

Here’s a snippet from the extensive blog post, which details the studio’s ‘Golden 3C Rules:’

A split second is all that it takes for everything to go completely haywire and find yourself on the losing end of a bullet. Rainbow Six Siege is highly lethal, and whether you’re on attack or defense, positioning yourself in effective cover is paramount to success.

Counter-terrorist units act precisely with total control of their movements, and we’ve established some design principles to capture that feeling, give you freedom of movement and room for experimentation, plus expand your tactical options while utilizing cover.

Formed from the proverbial ashes of Rainbow Six Patriots, Siege represents a total overhaul to the team’s initial concept, instead opting for a much more tactical means of play. Tasked with rescuing — or, conversely, keeping hold of — a group of hostages, players are divided into squads of five for a bout of hyper-tense action that will include drones, deployable shields and even rappelling from above.

Rainbow Six Siege is due to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in the latter stages of 2015 when Ubisoft Montreal will hope to inject a particular brand of intensity into the competitive online multiplayer space. Until then, tell us, are you excited for Ubisoft’s team-based shooter? Let us know in the comments section below.