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Rainbow Six Siege beta codes rolling out now

For those that signed up for the closed Rainbow Six Siege beta the access codes are being rolled out now in emails. The beta was open for sign-up back in late March — soon after the closing of the closed alpha.

The last alpha showed the game still had quite a ways to go with unfinished textures, lackluster lighting, and other general gameplay gaffes. Not particularly out of the ordinary for an alpha version of the game, but fans will certainly be hoping for better things in the closed beta that will become available September 24.

This beta will be coming oddly close to the game’s full launch October 13, 2015. It’s questionable how many problems uncovered during the beta could be patched and fixed within that 2-3 week span.

Those who have a code are prompted to head to rainbowsix.com/beta where they can select their platform of choice and enter their beta code. Ubisoft will then send another email at a later date with more instructions pertaining to setting things up.

Rainbow Six Siege will release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC and will retail at $59.99. Gamers who have preordered the game will also receive closed beta access.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege beta sign-up now available

Just days after the Ubisoft leak of Rainbow Six: Siege’s closed alpha gameplay the developer is now looking to move forward and has opened the sign-ups for their closed beta for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The recent closed beta footage showed some unfinished textures, lackluster lighting and shadows, and sloppy movement mechanics that still need to be addressed.

Most fans of the series need to be hoping that the Ubisoft will be able to reach the quality of gameplay that they had initially showcased in their initial trailers and gameplay videos.

For those who want in on the closed beta you’ll have two options — either pre-ordering the game itself or signing up for the wait list and completing a nine step survey on the Ubisoft website.

No date has been revealed on exactly when the closed beta will start, but an email notification will alert those chosen for the beta when they can expect to get the early look.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege has an anticipated release for late 2015.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege gameplay video leaked

Though Ubisoft is working tirelessly to keep the Alpha footage video concealed from the public eye, clips of a close-quarters Rainbow Six: Siege map has been popping up online.

The gameplay showcases the same 5v5 multiplayer mode seen in the official Ubisoft release from last summer. Players battle for either the capture or saving of a single hostage.

Rainbow Six Siege screenshot 1

Compared to the earlier E3 footage though the gameplay looks underwhelming. It’s possible that the E3 showing is what they’re aiming for in their final product, but visually this showing is still far behind what they initially conveyed.

The most evident features in the Siege are the gadgets that are always prevalent in Rainbow Six games, and the obstacles that can be placed down to make for a more dynamic experience each time players play the same maps. Shown in the video — destructable barricades to board up doors, barbed wire, and expandable shields that can be placed anywhere on the ground.

Primary weapons shown in the video are an MP5 MLI submachine gun, a P90 submachine gun, a 591A1 shotgun, a Famas G assault rifle, a K33 Nato, and a G36C assault rifle.

Secondary weapons shown are the Np-9 smg, Model 586 revolver, MAC 11 smg, MK25 pistol, and M45 MEUSOC pistol.

Gadgets and additional equipment shown in the video are frag grenades, breaching charges, stun grenades, EMP Grenades, the “Shock Drone”, and a “Bonfire Launcher”.

Also to be expected based on the variety between each character model is the customizable online player builder like that in Rainbow Six Vegas and Vegas 2.

Rainbow Six: Siege is due to release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC in late 2015.

Check here for an unlisted Youtube video of the gameplay.

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The Division and Rainbow Six will be released this year; new Assassin’s Creed details coming this Spring

Ubisoft has again confirmed in an investors report that The Division, Rainbow Six Siege, and a new Assassin’s Creed game are all on pace for their 2015 releases.

The report mentions the success of Far Cry 4, The Crew, and both of the Assassin’s Creeds released in Q3 of 2014 and the continued success of Watch Dogs with “the biggest launch ever of a new IP.”

Though Q4 isn’t predicted to have results as good as it had been in 2013, Ubisoft offered an immense amount of assurance for 2015 with the release of various new high-profile titles.

The Division — an entirely new IP — looks to bring the best of the classic Tom Clancy style to an open-world shared multiplayer experience. This third-person shooter is likely the best sales booster for Ubisoft. The game offers a very “next-gen” feel in the desolate streets of New Yorky City. Though with the disappointment that WatchDogs had in regards to bringing a new level of graphics and gameplay to the new consoles, the excitement for the game should stay reserved.

Rainbow Six is returning from a long hiatus — picking up from the last release of Rainbow Six Vegas 2 back in 2008 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The tactical-focused shooter is coming back with even more intensity in the firefights and rescue missions that ensue.

Details on the new Assassin’s Creed are still hazy, but more will soon be revealed in an investors call in May.

Ubisoft Group sales report