Franchise Returns with Gripping New Storyline, Missions and Multiplayer Experience
In case you missed it, Ubisoft announced the development of the latest edition in its best-selling Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 franchise, Rainbow 6 Patriots. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with the support of Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Red Storm, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots revolves around a single-player storyline that captures the reality of modern-day terrorism and allows players to experience it from multiple characters’ perspectives. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots is due for release on the Xbox 360® PlayStation®3 and PC in 2013.
In this installment, Team Rainbow face a new and very real threat called the “True Patriots”, a highly-trained, well-organized revolutionary group that claim the American government is corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests.
Some would have you believe that Ubisoft is simply going for the shock value and is giving the recent ‘Occupy’ movement a bad rap. The philosophy behind the 99% or Occupy movement is to protest financial injustice, and the majority of the times it has been nonviolent. The beauty of video games, or rather any for form of entertainment is the suspension of disbelief, and the utmost thrill is the balance between reality and fiction. Hollywood, and the gaming industry always tend to go to extremes, (let us not forget that Tom Mother-fuckin-Clancy came up with the premise for the series) and it’s these extremes that make entertain us.
“However, gamers need to realize that the implications of this game, illustrating that Americans demanding change is tantamount to villainy and can lead to terrorism, will have the potential to alter how our gaming generation will view such rights and in doing so subversively attacks one of the notions of our own Declaration of Independence which states “[That] …when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government…” As such it might a gamer’s duty to occupy their consoles and boycott this title.” – www.outofhp.com
Whatever dude. I’m gonna get immersed in the game, and enjoy it.