A 'source familiar with the Ubisoft shooter' has apparently informed Kotaku that a new Rainbow Six game is in the works, and that it's shaping up to be a lot like the Rainbow Six of yesteryear rather than the COD-tinged adrenaline rushes of R6: Vegas and its sequel. Although those games were indeed good fun, there have been some fans longing for a return to the far more tactical nature of the original titles which had you mapping out waypoints for your squadmates and planning combat strategies before slipping quietly into the fray.
According to Kotaku's source, 'Rainbow Six will be a far more story-driven game than previous iterations of the Tom Clancy branded title' and will herald a return to the classic gameplay mechanics of the original games - foregoing anarchic firefights for stealth - although Kotaku reports that it will retain the innovative cover mechanic found in Vegas.
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We've heard mutterings of a new Rainbow Six title for a little while, although this is the most so far. Ubisoft, perhaps naturally this close to E3, have declined to comment on the report. Will we see a reveal next Monday at the Ubisoft presser? Time will tell.