Multiplayer is at the forefront of this latest Rainbow Six title, but according to technical artist Oliver Couture, single player gamers will have a reason to play Rainbow Six: Siege.
The details on the game’s campaign are rather slim at this time, however. Couture explains, “The scope of the single-player is not completely clear yet, so I cannot really elaborate on it. All I know is that the message we have on the production floor is like, ‘All the comments online, people are always talking about single-player. So we’re gonna have something for them.’ But I can’t say if it will be more cinematic [like Patriots was] yet.”
Rainbow Six: Patriots was apparently scrapped for being “old-gen” and Ubisoft wanted to bring Rainbow Six to the next-gen consoles so they cleared the slate and started anew. Rainbow Six: Siege has reportedly been in the works for over a year and a half now, with the majority of development obviously focused on the multiplayer portion of the game.
Thankfully, the single player component of the game is in the works. Couture commented on Ubisoft’s showing of the multiplayer side of things at E3 saying, “We understand that while this year we showed multiplayer – because we want to have fun playing against each other internally, it’s a good test to know if a game is fun – but we are 100 percent aware that single-player is a big part. We’re currently working on that too.”
Personally I’m rather disappointed that Patriots was canned as the premise of the game seemed really interesting. Here’s hoping that Ubisoft puts some actual effort into Siege’s campaign and doesn’t just make it an afterthought to a game that’s primary focus is on MP. If Rainbow Six: Siege does have a more cinematic campaign, what do you hope to see from it?