Unfortunately, I am not popular enough nor do I have the money yet to attend E3 personally. Definitely one of the things I would love to do at least once. That being said I have been rabidly keeping up to date on all of the press conferences and game announcements. I believe that I have decided on my pick for Most Anticipated Game of E3 2014: Rainbow Six Siege.
At the end of the Ubisoft Presser they announced a new game in the Rainbow Six series: Rainbow Six: Siege. I have been an avid fan of the Rainbow Six Series for years and have been waiting for a Rainbow Six game that got back to the roots of the series and Siege looks to have done just that. Here is the debut multiplayer trailer:
For those of you who are fans of the Battlefield Series you will notice the destruction that is possible in Siege. It looks like you can shoot and destroy just about anything in the house. Ubisoft is throwing around the word “Procedural Destruction”. What does that mean? Procedural Destruction refers to the fact that as the player, you can do pretty much whatever you want to the environment in the game making no experience the exact same. This differs from “Scripted Destruction” because none of the destruction is hard coded to happen at a specific time or has a trigger to cause it to happen. This opens up a world of different possibilities when it comes to in-game tactics, being able to blow a hole in a wall and breach is something I haven’t seen in a game.
This game won’t be for everyone. CoD fans might have a tough time adapting to a game like Siege that requires more tactical thought than a run and gun mentality. Simply because of that I don’t believe it will be a huge competitor to the 2 large franchises CoD and Battlefield but that doesn’t mean it won’t do well in its own right. The closest comparison I can make is to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in terms of game pace and tactical gameplay but even that isn’t a perfect comparison.
Hopefully in a few months I can get my hands on the beta!