'Rainbow Six Quarantine' Is A Whole New Co-Op Spinoff
The rumoured Rainbow Six Siege spin-off Quarantine has been revealed on stage at Ubisoft's E3 conference. Apparently, "What Siege is for PvP, [Quarantine] will be for PvE co-op". The reveal trailer shows a player sick with a virus, knocked down and frantically preparing for a final stand against some kind of infected enemy.
You can see the trailer below:
Built off the back of Rainbow Six Siege, we don't know a great deal about Quarantine. Only that it will be made in the same engine, feature operators (though, whether any of them are Siege characters we don't know), and it may only feature three person teams - at least, if the key art for the new game is anything to go by.
The focus on a smaller team will make for an interesting change in dynamics. Most of the co-op focused shooters that game following Left 4 Dead adopted the same team size, limiting that to just three players will put even more pressure on each player to keep the team together.
One question I have after the teaser that I'll be keen to learn more about is that virus and strange bracelet. Is each player infected? Does the infection affect how you play? Or do you start uninfected and if you get infected you then have to maintain that illness throughout your mission?
Something else that was set on stage was that you would "Risk everything every time you step into Quarantine". What does that mean in the game? Is there permadeath for your character?
While this isn't a new single-player Rainbow Six, I'm really excited to have a Rainbow game that doesn't have me facing off against other (much better) human players.
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