Rainbow Six Siege is the most recent
installment in a long line of games based on Tom Clancy's novels. The Rainbow
Six franchise began in 1998 with the publication of the tenth novel, Rainbow
Six. After a rocky start, Ubisoft decided to take a structured approach to grow
Rainbow Six Siege as a game in 2015. It is on the brink of becoming a big title
in the gaming industry after many years of experiments and investments.
Are you interested in hearing how Rainbow
Six Siege grew from a small start to becoming a famous game?
Where did Rainbow Six Siege Originate
Rainbow Six Siege is the 17th and final
series in the Rainbow Six collection. The game's roots can be traced back to
1984 when American author Tom Clancy released The Hunt for Red October, his
debut novel. The novel was later adapted into a big motion picture. Clancy also
dabbled in computer games, co-founding the Red Storm Entertainment company in
1996. Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and
Rainbow Six are three sequences that drew inspiration from Tom Clancy's novels.
In 1998, Rainbow Six was published two weeks prior to the actual novel, and it
provided the foundation for Rainbow Six Siege. It portrays Rainbow, a global
counter-terrorism unit that trains for missions in a variety of scenarios.
Instead of creating new fantasy epics,
Ubisoft used the "Game as a Service" model for Rainbow Six Siege,
offering long-term storylines and resources to promote an active and engaged
audience. This model was eventually successful: the game attracted 40 million
players in the year after continual updates and content upgrades.
How Do You Play Rainbow Six Siege?
Rainbow Six Siege is the initial game
in the franchise to concentrate solely on multiplayer. The game is a tactical
first-person shooter (FPS) in which a group of five players must protect or
assault a particular objective on a map within a certain period to gain points.
The attacking team wins by either defusing one of two bombs concealed
on the map or killing all defenders. A level is won when the defending
side eliminates all attackers or destroys the system that defuses a bomb within
seven seconds of the perpetrators activating it.
Prior to the match starting, a pick
and ban step is introduced, similar to League of Legends or Dota 2, so that the
groups can combat the opponent's strategy. Players choose a variety of map data
and four operatives (characters with a specific set of tools and skills) to ban
prior to the start of a game. The match's maps are then selected, and the game
starts. Players choose their player and equipment for each match, in which they
alternate between defending and attacking.
Rainbow Six Siege’s Strategy
Ubisoft launched the first Pro League
circuit just two months after the official launch in January 2016. The circuit
switched to a more conventional league format in the summer of 2018. There are
two leagues in the professional circuit: Pro and Challenger. The Pro League is
made up of eight teams that compete in four different areas: North America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Tournaments are one-of-a-kind
games with six consecutive defenses and attacks. The game is won by the first
players to win seven points.