I loved the Vegas series, played them both to death with @Martok and a few others.
Some Alpha footage surfaced for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege. Over 10 minutes of defending the hostage which looked great but rather unfortunately has been quashed by Ubisoft as the link I was going to provide has since been removed due to copyright.
Watched all the videos with interest last night. Some great features and I'm liking the look if the cover system. Restricting character classes will have an interesting effect on how the title is played.
The round time seems brutal at 3 minutes. Let's hope we see more game modes and that Terror Hunting makes a return.
Rainbow Six Siege will launch with ten playable maps, but not due to any shortage of ideas.
Rainbow Six Siege will deliver ten maps out of the box. Level designer Benoit Deschamps told PCGamer that although the team had over 50 ideas for map settings, they narrowed it down to ten.
You could say variety is the one thing that will make or break a game like Rainbow Six Siege. The number of different variations in class set-ups is all well and good, but if you’re shooting bad guys in the same locations a few times, it will get old.
Whilst VG247 reported above that the game will ship with 10 maps, Eurogamer are reporting that it will ship with 11 maps and that all DLC maps will be free:
All Rainbow Six Siege DLC maps will be free, Ubisoft confirms Solid copy.
Rainbow Six Siege's DLC maps will be free, Ubisoft has promised.
The team-based multiplayer shooter launches with 11 maps, Ubisoft said, and in an effort to encourage players to stick with it, all post-launch maps will be free to download.
Here's a statement Ubisoft sent over this morning:
"At launch, Rainbow Six Siege will have 11 maps, playable both day or night, all using the full potential of our Real Blast destruction technology. In addition, all post-launch maps will be downloadable for free.
"We want players to stay with us for the long term and have ambitious post-launch plans that we will detail at a later stage."
Rainbow Six Siege is due out on 1st December 2015. A closed beta begins on 24th September.