It looks like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege is still moving right along, as a recent multiplayer gameplay video leak shows an early build of the game in action.
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It seems like cops versus robbers is the theme of the moment for first-person shooters. Battlefield Hardline is a Cops Vs. Robbers simulator, and Rainbow Six: Siege sports a similar premise. Back when the game was first being shown off, viewers were treated to scenes of a police force busing into a massive home in order to save hostages from their captors. All of the usual Rainbow Six tools of the trade were on display, including handy gadgets, low armor, and lots of tension.
The game also showed off something typically reserved for the Battlefield series: destructible environments. Players could shoot through some surfaces, creating new pathways through environments or giving them new angles to shoot at their opponents.
All of that is still on display in the recently leaked multiplayer footage for Siege, which takes place on a huge luxury airliner. Players set up traps including razor wire nests and collapsible shields, and blast holes in various sections of the floor and wall. I especially like the moments when you see the player shoot a small hole in a section of the wall, creating just enough room to peek through and blast an enemy if they come barreling down the hallway.
Why am I going into so much detail about the Siege footage? Because this was pulled directly from the game's ongoing alpha and might be removed at any moment. Then again, this could also be a “leak,” meaning the developer is simply looking to generate buzz.
I think Siege is looking pretty good so far, especially when you remember that this is alpha footage, and the dev has plenty of time to fix the occasional bug and beef up those graphics. There's still no telling when the game will launch, though.
I'm all for saving hostages from bad guys, but what I'd really like to clap my peepers on is Rainbow Six's trademark mode: Terrorist Hunt. My buddy and I poured untold hours into Rainbow Six Vegas 2's Terrorist Hunts, methodically moving through the environments like we were solving a puzzle and taking down enemies one at a time. Ah, memories.
Assuming you get to see the video, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.