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Everyone who has missed Ubisoft's Rainbow Six franchise will be ecstatic to learn that Ubisoft has officially announced the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege release date on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC is set for Tuesday, October 13.
It has been 17 years since the original Rainbow Six first debuted and seven years since the last game in the franchise, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, was released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Rainbow Six Patriots was in development a few years ago but was ultimately scrapped for Siege.
Needless to say the wait has been long and at long last Rainbow Six is back with its first appearance on current-generation consoles.
As the game's name implies, executing "sieges" on enemy strongholds will play a key role in the game's narrative and strategy. Enemies will dig in deep when threats near requiring perfectly designed and executed sieges to get at them. »
Ubisoft has released a brand new trailer for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, which offers up new footage, but most importantly...a release date!
If you didn't catch the tail end of the trailer, Rainbow Six: Siege will be released October 13, 2015. You can pre-order the game on the official site, or any of the listed retailers, and you will get early access to the Beta. The trailer notes that a "Gold Edition" is also coming, but it is not listed on any of the retailer sites just yet.
It is listed on the Uplay store though. It costs $89.99, but doesn't detail exactly what it comes with. We are assuming a "season pass."
Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, the latest in the best-selling Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise, will be available worldwide on October 13th 2015 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, »
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Ubisoft's open-world shooter The Division is delayed once again, with its launch now scheduled for 2016...
The publishing giant may be intent on cranking out Assassin's Creed games almost as fast as we can play them - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is now confirmed as this year's entry - but Ubisoft's taking its time over its open-world shooter, The Division.
Another game in its range of Tom Clancy games, The Division is set in an America teetering on the brink of chaos following a pandemic. The player's cast as a tactical agent whose task is to maintain a semblance of order in a devastated city and prevent the killer virus from spreading further.
First unveiled in 2013, The Division was originally scheduled for release last year, before its launch was pushed back to an unspecified date in 2015.
During a recent financial results announcement, Ubisoft announced that it's pushing back The Division once again »
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate may be catching everyone’s eye following its official revealing earlier today, but such is the monumental size of Ubisoft that the French publisher also has another triple-a incubating in development: Tom Clancy’s The Division.
A post-apocalyptic, third-person shooter by trade, Ubisoft had initially slated The Division for a release later this year, though today brings word that the title is now on course for a release in the early stages of 2016. That’s according to the company’s financial reports, which state that the shooter will launch during Q1, 2016 – within the first three months of next year and before March 31, essentially.
All of us at Massive, Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft Annecy want to ensure the game not only meets our high expectations but also those of our fans and players alike. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and »
- Michael Briers
Much like all online-centric titles of late, Ubisoft is planning a closed beta for Rainbow Six Siege at some point this year, and has announced that players can register for their chance to partake in the bout of testing from today.
Granted, access is not guaranteed; over on the publisher’s official site, you’ll be asked to complete a survey, choose your platform of choice, and have your name thrown into the proverbial hat. But for those who want to reserve their spot in the upcoming beta for sure, Ubisoft has confirmed that players will get instant access should they pre-order the tactical shooter.
“Yes, you can now pre-order Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege to get access to the Closed Beta later on this year. Stay tuned for more information on the Closed Beta in the coming months.”
Rainbow Six Siege has already been the subject of internal testing at Ubisoft, »
- Michael Briers
A closed beta for Ubisoft’s upcoming Rainbow Six: Siege is coming later this year to PS4, Xbox One and PC and you can guarantee access by pre-ordering the game.
News of the beta became apparent when Reddit user j_dirty saw this poster at GameStop (thanks, vg247!).
While Ubisoft hadn’t announced a beta prior to this discovery, they disclosed earlier today to Videogamer that a closed beta is scheduled for later this year. They said: “Yes, you can now pre-order Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege to get access to the Closed Beta later on this year. Stay tuned for more information on the Closed Beta in the coming months.”
Update: If you don’t have a code for the closed beta, you can now sign up to go on the waiting list via the Uplay system here.
The game is currently in Closed Alpha.
- Tom Powter
One of the most frequent complaints that has been lobbed against the PlayStation 4 in the past year or so has been the lack of games, especially exclusives. Last fall in particular it was a visible problem as the rival Xbox One had several well-regarded exclusives hit such as "Sunset Overdrive," "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" and "Forza Horizon 2" on top of the cross-platform Aaa titles that both consoles share.
In early 2015 though the tables have turned to some degree with the imminent release of Ps exclusive titles like "The Order 1886" and "Bloodborne". With Sony now seemingly fighting back, they've done something unexpected - publishing a complete list of all their upcoming 2015 game releases.
Many still don't have specific dates yet, dates which aren't expected to be announced until around the time of the big conventions closer to mid-year, but here's the list as it stands now.
Confirmed Release Dates
- Garth Franklin
Ubisoft revealed today that three games including Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Assassins Creed, and The Division will be released this year!
Ubisoft is hosting a conference call at the moment and has revealed all three games are on schedule for this year. Rainbow Six Siege is the most exciting title for me, and it even made out most anticipated games of the year list!
Others may be excited about the somewhat secretive The Division, but what we have seen looks amazing! Of course Assassins Creed falls in line with their yearly release of the franchise.
Ubisoft also noted that sales are up 60% thanks to the success of new IP's such as Watch Dogs. They hope The Division carries this success and plan to utilize them even further. Ubisoft also noted that with strong next generation console sales they expect software sales to continue increasing with the install base. »
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The books by Jack Silkstone (a nom de plume) follow a team of elite operatives recruited by a Pacific island-based Arab billionaire who is determined to bring peace to the world.
Each novel sees the agency waging a secret war against powerful criminals, greedy corporations and corrupt politicians, stepping in where governments fail.
Eymann (who was executive producer of Jon Amiel.s Creation) contacted. 'Silkstone' and bought an option on the novels. Then she approached John Schwarz, who met with the producer and the author in Adelaide during the production of Deadline: Gallipoli, which Full Clip produced by Matchbox Pictures.
She tells If she »
- Don Groves
Tom Powter asks whether the future of video games is a fragmented, broken mess…
There was a time not all that long ago when video games were sold to eager gamers as a complete package. You’d stroll into your nearest store, slap £40 on the counter and walk away with a generally polished title – when it was done, it was done and that was that. There wasn’t any Dlc, and you didn’t have to worry about the servers breaking because they weren’t there. They were simpler times, and people today often look back upon them with a hint of nostalgia and yes, longing.
Gaming today, is not the gaming of yesterday.
Today, our favourite past time is a very different beast. It can often be found broken up into bite-size chunks, often sold to you after you’ve already purchased supposedly a full game. It can often »
- Tom Powter
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