As part of the Ubisoft Forward showcase at E3 2021, the publisher revealed a new cinematic trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction, the latest entry in the Tom Clancy strategy shooter. Ubisoft also confirmed a released date for the title, which is rather soon: September 16th, 2021.
The trailer showed off numerous different Operator characters and told some of the story. An alien invasion has overrun San Francisco and, of course, it’s up to you to end the monster’s assault.
Some of the Operators seen are familiar faces, and Operators who have been taken by the invaders must be rescued before they can be used. Each Operator will have their own unique set of skills.
Ubisoft confirmed that Rainbow Six Extraction will support cross-play and players on different console generations can play together as well.
Gameplay was also shown and Ubisoft discussed how some of the gadgets and abilities in Extractions will be familiar to Rainbow Six players. Although some things are recycled, Extraction will have new weapons to deal with the alien threat.
Progress during missions will be lost if the mission is unsuccessful. So there is Souls-like element to this Rainbow Six entry. Ubisoft also enlightened fans on how the alien outbreak started. A parasite was discovered in New Mexico and spread across the world, continuing to evolve along the way–and making it harder to defeat.