It's been three years since any peep of a Rainbow Six title. A few rumors have surfaced in the past year, but nothings been concrete. Over the weekend, Ubisoft announced they are working on a new Rainbow Six game called Rainbow Six Patriots. There aren't too many details, but it was confirmed that Ubisoft Montreal will be developing the game along side Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Red Storm.
Ubisoft also released a target gameplay video to show the kind of game they're aiming to make. You can see the video on IGN. It isn't beta footage or actual gameplay in any way. It is simply an example of what they're going for. If the game turns out anything like the video, it looks like this new installment features a lot of the same mechanics as the last few titles. Rappelling, taking cover, and ordering your squad around were all shown. Not everything looked completely familiar. The beginning of the video requires you (the player) to leisurely press buttons to watch T.V. or kiss your lady.
It'll be interesting to see if the game actually turns out like the video, or if they make some drastic decisions during development. The games release date is set for 2013, so there's still a long way to go in production. Just a few more long years of waiting and we'll have our answer.