Rumour: There’s a co-op PvE Rainbow Six game being revealed at E3

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When Rainbow Six Siege was first announced, many older Rainbow Six players were upset that the game seemed to focus entirely around PvP multiplayer. That may actually have turned out for the best, because even though it seemed like Rainbow Six Siege was released to die, Ubisoft did what Ubisoft does, and supported it extensively, delivering one of the best tactical multiplayer shooters of the generation. The game is still getting substantial support, and – aside from an often toxic player base – is still worth playing.

I’d still rather have a fleshed out co-operative experience reminiscent of the fantastic Rainbow Six Vegas games though. And it seems that might be coming. According to rumours, Ubisoft’s is going to announce Rainbow Six Quarantine at E3, a co-op PvE shooter that builds on the time-limited Outbreak event that pit the game’s operators against a zombie alien horde. I’d much rather take on terrorists, so I’d hope that if this is real, it ends up being an extension of the existing Terrohunt mode.

I certainly hope this is real, but it’s worth noting that in a 2018 interview with the Daily Star published this month, Rainbow Six brand director Alexandre Remy said that single player Rainbow Six was dead.

“No, no, no. The Rainbow Six solo/singleplayer experience is dead,” he said. “For Siege, forget about a solo campaign. We want this game to be a pure competitive multiplayer experience. All of our resources are going in that direction and to invest those resources elsewhere would be a digression.”

“When you have a game that requires so much support, and so much caring in patching and balancing, I don’t think you have the luxury to divert. Our fans expect a certain level of quality and a mastery in our games that is extremely high. Why would you only make an OK-ish solo campaign?”

That’s a bit of an ambiguous statement though, because a co-op focused campaign is far from being a solo one, no?

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Last Updated: June 7, 2019

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