The lights are on
UPDATE: We received the following official comment from Ubisoft:
"David Sears is no longer on the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots team and the new Creative Director is Jean-Sebastien Decant. The development team is still hard at work to deliver the next installment of the revered Tom Clancy series and more details on the game will be revealed at a later date."
ORIGINAL STORY: When Ubisoft first pitched Rainbow 6 Patriots as a potential cover story, we were immediately drawn in by its unique approach to storytelling. Embracing some of the narrative techniques of Heavy Rain and shifting the player perspective between Team Rainbow, the True Patriots, and the civilians caught in the crossfire convinced us that this was a project worth backing. Now it seems Ubisoft could be going in another direction.
According to our sources, Ubisoft Montreal has restructured the development team, removing creative director David Sears, narrative director Richard Rouse III, lead designer Philippe Therien, and animation director Brent George from the project, all of whom we interviewed for our Rainbow 6 Patriots cover story.
Rainbow 6 Patriots is tentatively scheduled to release in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. How this shakeup affects the rest of the development remains to be seen. We have reached out to Ubisoft for a comment.
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That's a bummer, but remember, we never saw any gameplay... No developer/publisher restructures a team to that degree without a very good reason
Can you find out if everything else has stayed the same?
Or if they plan on making any changes to the story? Gameplay?
And if they are making changes - what exactly are these changes?
I hope we still get to keep the fast rappelling & multiplayer lobby tactical map table planning & blueprint layout thing.
All of my interest in this title will also be no longer on the Rainbow 6 patriots team if it turns out to be just another of the same. What made Patriots awesome was it's freshness and relevance. Boo.
Not a huge fan of what they appeared to be doing last time with Heavy Rain QTE stuff. So its for the best imo. They need go back to originals and make it more of a real combat simulator again.
i smell bullahit and it aint good
Ubisoft needs to grow a spine instead of worrying how FOX will say this game is all about killing civilians. Stick with what you had it was realistic
AHahahha , I am guessing they probably just gonna make it pro team rainbow and extra hating on the evil anti capitalists, such a massive shift certainly doesnt bode well with the games prospect.
Especially considering the creative director was meant to be the one whom talked to tom clancy for the story wasnt he?
Or maybe it will be more balanced than it was looking with such a removal I think it will either be more balanced or even less balanced then it was appearing.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the story's touchy subject material. I hope this doesn't get watered down.
I am getting sick of my comments not posting because the page won't load! AHHHHHHH!!!
Anyway, even though there has been some "assurance" I'm still skeptical at this point.
It's sad to see people leave a project before completion.
i just hope it good