Rainbow Six 3 Exclusive in 2003
Soft Entertainment announced that the anticipated console version of
Rainbow Six 3 will be exclusive to Xbox in 2003. This is the
first installment of the critically acclaimed Rainbow Six series to
be released on a console in this generation of systems. The game is
scheduled to launch for Xbox in time for the Holiday season of 2003.
Xbox has been the main development platform for the console version
of Rainbow Six 3 and thus the game has been tailored to take
advantage of the system’s strengths. Rainbow Six 3 will feature
dynamic lighting effects and full Dolby 5.1 surround sound support,
as well as online multiplayer and downloadable content over Xbox
Live. Most intriguing is the promise of voice recognition through
the Xbox Live headset. This feature will allow players to actually
call out the commands to their CPU teammates.
If the temporary exclusive deal with Microsoft and the promise of
high special effects and online support seems familiar, it was the
same strategy Ubi Soft used for Splinter Cell last year.
“We are excited about our new partnership with Microsoft,"
says Yves Guillemot, President and CEO of Ubi Soft Entertainment.
"The same kind of exclusive agreement was a tremendous success for
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, which ended up being the top-selling
Xbox game in 2002. With the Xbox's proven gaming potential and the
recent addition of the Xbox Live service, we expect even greater
things for Rainbow Six 3!"
"We're pleased that Ubi Soft has chosen Xbox as the lead development
platform for Rainbow Six 3,"
said Michel Cassius, Senior Director, Xbox Platform and Marketing.
graphics technology that makes the most of what Xbox has to offer,
plus Xbox Live support, means Rainbow Six 3 will be an amazing
gaming experience. After the success of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell,
it's great to welcome another fantastic Tom Clancy title to the
growing Xbox portfolio of exclusive triple-A titles."