Rumor: New Rainbow Six game could include morality choices

Thursday, 23rd June 2011 21:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A report over on Kotaku states the next Rainbow Six game may provide players with morality choices in the next yet-to-be-titled iteration in the series.

According to the report, it will contain a more story-driven experience than previous entries in the series, and focuses on a terrorist organization operating within the United States. The cell is run by citizens fed up with a corrupt Wall Street and government, so the malcontents decide to take out their frustrations on New York City.

How the morality system will come into play, is through decisions made by the player as they progress through the game. Since the decision they make affect the path taken through the game, it will take more than one play-through to experience all the levels. The developers are still debating whether the morality system will be included in the game or not.

A demo shown to Kotaku, depicted a stranger who wad kidnapped and bomb-strapped by the US terrorist group. The player steps into the role of this stranger, and must hold down the trigger button to keep from being blown to bits.

Another part of the demo showed the player controlling the Rainbow Six team, which was trying to stop the terrorist cell from detonating a bridge leading into the city. The bomb, is of course, still strapped to the stranger at this point.

Rainbow Six must decide whether to take out the stranger and save the lives the city’s citizens on the bridge or risk it all. One of the choice options shown was the player grabbing the stranger and throwing him off the bridge. He blows up in the process, and you see flashbacks of his life as it happens.

It was reported also, that augmented-reality will allow players to located team members as well as target body parts on enemies, which will give you the option of killing them or just knocking them out cold.

This is the second report regarding Rainbow Six from Kotaku.

Read the full thing through the link.

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. YoungZer0

    What is it with Ubisoft and being absolutely quite about their project? I mean just look at FarCry3. All we had were Rumors only.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Espers


    Wow for the first time in the whole universe, the US find American terrorists …. WOW !! WOW !! I’m buying the game !! NOW !! … Ah wait maybe the Ubisoft is trying to sell the game in Afghanistan

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    That’s seriously retarded.

    Looks like Ubisoft are intent on competing with 2K on how to properly fuck up a classic.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    So the existence of a new Rainbow Six title is obviously not a rumour anymore!!!!!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. manamana

    I like the idea of moral driven decisions on the fly. Will keep an eye on this one.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    @5 Agree just look at 24 show :)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Cyrus

    Well there have been a number of American terrorists in the last two decades. There have been Islamists like Adam Gadahan and the Beltway Snipers. There was a range of New Right terrorists in the 1990′s like Timothy McVeigh. And more recently there have been a number of Left wing terrorists like the Arizona nutter who shot Congresswoman Gifford and Joe Stack who flew his plane into an IRS building.

    Indeed Joe Stack, an embittered neo-communist angry at banksters/the government/the IRS/life, seems a pretty good model for what Ubisoft have talked about. If Ubisoft were sufficiently brilliant (which I doubt) then they could make a very compelling terrorist enemy.

    However I’m sure this morality system will be just as rubbish as all the previous ones. Similarly the notion of story-driven gaming. I’d much rather just have a smart, deep team-based tactical shooter than a grab-bag of great-ideas-in-theory and ripped-from-your-favourite-TV-shows storyline.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Dannybuoy

    Posted in: PS4?? do you know something we don’t? :-)

    #8 3 years ago
  9. DSB

    The core idea behind the Tom Clancy brand is simple: Science fact.

    Making these nutty techno games that have absolutely nothing to do with reality is the polar opposite of what it’s supposed to represent.

    I am disappoint.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. IL DUCE

    So cannot wait for this…huge fan of the Rainbow Six series…this seems to be going back to the roots and the decision mechanic is very cool…as long as they have customization again and dope multiplayer I’m fine with it…

    #10 3 years ago
  11. IL DUCE

    @1 they don’t want to take attention away from Ghost Recon

    @3 Referring to XCOM I assume? How many times are you going to play the story anyway multiplayer is what matters and I doubt there is tough moral decisions in that…

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @11 I don’t recall ever playing Rainbow Six multiplayer. I might’ve done a bit of LAN once that was patched into the original game, but that’s it.

    I think the story should matter a lot in a Tom Clancy game. A Tom Clancy book without a story wouldn’t be much of a read. But then I’m talking about what it should be, and not what it is today.

    If people enjoy the new stuff, let ‘em enjoy it. As I say in the next post, it’s just a shame that it has next to nothing to do with what Rainbow Six was all about. Like 2K’s XCom.

    #12 3 years ago

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