Rainbow 6: Patriots Development Team Undergoes Big Changes [Updated]
Written Wednesday, March 07, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Rainbow 6: Patriots seemed to be taking a bold step with its narrative, having players step into the shoes of victims, such as hostages, before assuming control of the titular crack team of operatives to rescue the person you've just been playing as.
This shifting perspective looked to be the core conceit for Patriots, but if a drastic changing of the guard at dev team Ubisoft Montreal is any sort of an indication, it could all be heading in a completely different direction, according to Game Informer's sources.
The restructuring of the Rainbow 6: Patriots dev team has involved removing Creative Director David Sears, Narrative Director Richard Rouse III, Lead Designer Philippe Therien, and Animation Director Brent George, all key players in the version of the game we all saw in the target trailer, which you can view again below.
All we can do is wait, and see what comes next for the project. For now, Rainbow 6: Patriots is still pencilled in for a 2013 launch.
Heavy Rain designer, Jean-Sebastien Decant has been named the new Creative Director on Rainbow 6: Patriots, as revealed in a statement from Ubisoft, issued to GI:
"David Sears is no longer on the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots team and the new Creative Director is Jean-Sebastien Decant. The development team is still hard at work to deliver the next installment of the revered Tom Clancy series and more details on the game will be revealed at a later date."