Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has admitted that there’s a probability that his company’s upcoming Rainbow Six: Patriots game will be released for next-generation platforms, instead of the current PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 devices.
Rainbow 6: Patriots is one of Ubisoft’s big upcoming games, resurrecting the classic shooter series and promising to deliver a pretty unique experience that puts players in the shoes of the elite Rainbow Six squad, which needs to protect the U.S. from a group of domestic terrorists called the Patriots.
We already heard plenty of details about the game and even saw a special trailer last year.
Now, after a rather lengthy period of silence concerning the shooter, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told Polygon that the game is still in development and that a good team is working on the game.
“The only thing I can say is that we have a good team working on it, and it's really looking good,” Guillemot said, when asked about the fate of the long-awaited game. “So when it will come, it will surprise the industry.”
When asked if the game might eventually appear for next-generation consoles, like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox 720, instead of the current PS3 or Xbox 360, Guillemot said that “there's a good chance it can be.”
The Ubisoft boss emphasized the role the player’s decisions will play in the upcoming game, as there will be plenty of situations where there aren’t any clear choices to be made.
"It's for sure something we spoke a lot about," he said about morality in Rainbow Six: Patriots. "You have to make decisions and that implies lots of ethical choices. In the decisions you make, we have to define where you can go, and there were lots of discussions on what's possible, what should be possible, what shouldn't be possible. But that's what is interesting with the concept - being able to give a choice to the person who is playing."
As of yet, however, Rainbow 6: Patriots is still scheduled to appear in 2013 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.