Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots was a canceled game in the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six series. The game was going to take place in New York City as an American terrorist organization, known as the "True Patriots," attack wealthy businessmen, demanding economic equality.
Based on the trailers that Ubisoft had released, the game would have been much more context-based than previous games. In a style similar to Heavy Rain, actions, and their corresponding button presses would appear over items. However, since the release date was, at the time, so far away, and the footage in the trailer was not actual gameplay, this could have changed further into development.
The game was going to be a tactical shooter like previous installments in the series.
The singleplayer campaign would have featured Rainbow up against the True Patriots in New York City. Ubisoft said it would have been the most in-depth narrative of any Rainbow Six game before it, with the player controlling multiple viewpoints throughout the campaign. There would also have been many moral and ethical decisions that the player would have to make regarding how far you are willing to go to protect the greater good.
There had been a new feature announced by Ubisoft regarding multiplayer called the Sandtable. Before matches start, a layout of the level would be available for teams to make strategies and familiarize themselves with the level.
The game was cancelled and was later replaced by Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.
- In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, Patriots is obliquely referenced in the crossover event with Rainbow Six Siege, Operation Archangel, in a conversation between Rainbow Operator Twitch and Nomad.