Ubisoft have fully unveiled the next instalment of the Rainbow Six franchise and it’s rather different top previous entry as this time you will be fighting aliens. In the new cinematic trailer we see the female lead team on a mission to rescue one of the Operators who has been captured by the evil aliens.
The game is a 1-3 player co-op experience but it will be “completely different” to previous games in the series, althought it is based on a very successful mode called ‘Mission Outbreak’ that was available in Rainbow Six Siege.
You and up to two other players can form a squad composed of Rainbow Six Operators who have joined Ash, Mira, and Thermite to form the Rainbow Exogenous Analysis and Containment Team (REACT). Any operators who are M.I.A. will only be playable after you rescue them and if you fail your mission you will loose progress and upgrades, so you will have to balance the risk versus the reward. The alien parasite will always be spreading and has taken the territories of New York, San Francisco, and Alaska, and those locations will be the the settings of the first twelve maps that ship with the game.
There seems be many different alien types including Spikers, Breachers, Grunters, Rooters, Tormentors, Smashers and Apex, as well as nasty black goo called Sprawl. Collectively they are known Archæans. Along with cinematic trailer above there’s also a seven minute deep dive for gameplay which shows a mission set in Alaska.
Rainbow Six Extraction will launch on September 16th 2021 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, the Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, and Stadia. It will also be included with Ubisoft+, the Ubisoft subscription service on Stadia and it will support cross-play and cross-save across all platforms.
If you already own Rainbow Six Siege and decide to buy Rainbow Six Extraction the the complete roster of 18 Operators will be unlocked for you in Rainbow Six Siege, along with a United Front cosmetic bundle for both games.