Details of an upcoming Rainbow 6 game seem to have been leaked by gaming blog Kotaku. There was no mention of a Rainbow 6 game at E3 this year, but the as-yet-untitled game might still be in production. Alleged images from the game surfaced as well. We'll try to keep this article minimal on potential spoilers; bare with us.
According to the report, the next Rainbow 6 game will be story-driven, a detail that already sets it apart from the MW3 and BF3. Supposedly, it will be the most story-heavy Tom Clancy game to date. Keep reading for more details.
The most notable rumored feature is morality. Rainbow Six will rely on a morality system that will asses your choices and actions. These choices can change the outcome of the game with multiple game endings, which can also mean gamers will be tasked with choosing who lives and who dies, as well as less obvious choices, like which path to take through a level.
Some of the more emotional choices players will make affect hostages and strangers. You'll be able to play as captives, seeing the game from their perspective. In a mission Kotaku saw, terrorists break into a home, kidnapping its residents. The camera changes to the perspective of the hostage. He is holding a trigger that prevents his vest from exploding.
The Rainbow 6 team will be able to zoom in on enemies to target specific body parts to incapacitate or kill. I imagine this mechanic is similar to the Fallout 3 VATS system. The Rainbow 6 team also has gadgets that allow you to see how many people are in surrounding vehicles. Knowing if a bus has one civilian or 100 on board will affect your actions.
Kotaku also claims Ubisoft is still considering not including this level of morality at all. From what I've read, none of which has been confirmed, Rainbow 6's mortality system has the potential to stand out in the sea of contemporary war games. Choices make games immersive and gameplay experiences unique. I look forward to hearing more, preferably actual facts.
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