When someone tells me there is a new Rainbow Six game coming out, joy is the only thing I can express. That being said, the demo that was pre-alpha footage “captured from a muliplayer match” was less than convincing. Showed a lot of neat ideas, but I’m not sure anyone really bought it as the actual game. Luckily, Ubisoft has released 30 minutes of real gameplay footage with real, non-staged players and scenarios.
In the video below you will see two teams face off, and while everything we saw in the E3 demo doesn’t make it into the game, I was very happy to see that a lot of it did. It looks like you CAN turn someones home into swiss cheese, you do get drones to look around, and you can breach pretty much any area of the map — which is going to lead to some very interesting matches. We also get to see a full round from the eyes of defenders — using barricades and traps to fortify the area, using well placed cameras for situational awareness, etc.
One notable feature that wasn’t shown during the E3 were the different classes that could be played. I counted six: Trapper, Protector, and Sentry on the defenders side, and Pointman, Breacher, and Assaulter on the attackers side. No one goes in-depth about how the classes work, or how the game plays in general. There is no commentary, just gameplay, and I’m totally OK with that.