Team Rainbow's done seeing the sights (and then blowing them up) in Vegas. Now they're headed to... well, we don't really know. But the red, white, blue, and morally gray “True Patriot” terrorists have their sights set on a much bigger target: the entire free world . OK, not really. We've just always wanted to say that. They are gunning to bring down the whole American government, though. So that's kind of a big deal.
In a nutshell, the new threat believes that “the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests,” an extreme viewpoint that will predictably force Team Rainbow to “make tough ethical decisions.” That's right, Jedis , you're not the only ones who can do that.
“Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6,” said creative director said David Sears. “In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots , all the team play, tactics, and realism that fans of the series love have been coupled with an exciting new narrative direction. This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience.”
Also, it's a squad-based game in squad-based development. Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto, and Ubisoft Red Storm are all doing the honors. Real-life isn't an old-school RTS, though. Having more builders on a single structure won't make it go faster. (Nor will painting fire on the sides of it; real life sucks .) Rainbow 6 Patriots, then, won't be breaching and clearing your free time until 2013. Bummer.