Although the new initially broke on Friday at 1up.com, today Ubisoft formally announced Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas is currently in development at their Montreal studio and scheduled to ship this Fall on all current and next-gen consoles, presumably including Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Little is know at this time other than Vegas is being held hostage by terrorists and the agme will “push the envelope of technology through graphics, artificial intelligence, physics and animations created by Ubisoft.” The full scoop is being saved for the April issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, available on newsstands March 14, 2006. We’re hoping screenshots will become available on or around that date and when they do, we’ll have them here.
Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft adds, “Rainbow Six is back and better than ever. Building upon the online success of the Rainbow Six franchise and harnessing the power of the next-generation experience, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas will be the benchmark against which all next-generation games will be measured. With Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter being released this month to wide critical acclaim, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent also due out this year, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas makes it a perfect trifecta for the Clancy series in 2006.”