Red Storm Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and subsidiary of Ubisoft Entertainment. It was founded in November 1996 by Tom Clancy, Doug Littlejohns, and the software company Virtus Corporation. It is known for the creation and development of the Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon Franchise as well many other titles in the Tom Clancy Franchise. The studio was acquired by Ubisoft in August 2000. It is currently based in Cary, North Carolina.
Red Storm Entertainment was founded by Tom Clancy and Virtus Corporation on November 13, 1996. This followed the release of the simulation game, Tom Clancy's SSN which was developed by Tom Clancy and Virtus Studios. Virtus Studios was then rebranded Red Storm Entertainment with Clancy named Chairman and Doug Littlejohns named President and Chief Executive Officer.
The studio released their first game, Tom Clancy's Politika in 1997. The studio would become well known in the industry with the development and release of the first true tactical FPS, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and its sequel, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear. The success of both games led to Ubisoft purchasing the studio in August 2000.
In 2001, the studio released the acclaimed Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. The studio continued to grow and moved to a new location in Morrisville, North Carolina. In 2003, Ubisoft merged Sinister Games with Red Storm. Over the next decade, Red Storm would continue to develop installments in the Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon franchises. Recently, the studio has provided a support role in the development of the Far Cry Series, Tom Clancy's The Division, and its sequel.
This list denotates games and expansions in the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Franchise that have been developed by Red Storm Entertainment.
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (1998)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (1999)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf (2002)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (2003)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow (2004)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown (2005)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (Cancelled)
- The studio's name was derived from Clancy's book, Red Storm Rising.