The new, supposingly upcoming Rainbow 6: Patriots has its preorders cancelled by Gamestop.
It was previously announced for all 3 platforms of PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Since UBI expressed wish to release the game on next-gen, if they cancel preorders for versions on Xbox and Playstation, that make good sense. If I only current gen consoles, preorder this title, only to learn that it will in stead be available on next-gen, I would get cross even my credit card is not debited yet. But now I checked, Gamestop completely removed the title from its catalog, PC version included.
Sigh. I start playing online shooter with Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear. This is a very brilliant shooter, both for its campaign and competitive multiplayer. How can I forget the excitement of planning for the tactics for each mission? For the mission in which my team is to storm a Russian nuclear warhead storage to arrest the colonel in command, I love to have two guys standing guard on the guard towers at the entrance. Once the colonel's armored vehicle tried to rush through the gate, the two guys waiting will always kill the driver, left the colonel to abandon the car, waiting for me to apprehend him.
Oh, how many nights I put myself with my friends: both allies and enemies, in that map with bunkers, battling to the last man?
For me it's way ahead of other military sim shooter like Counter-Strike. Yet I don't deny that this series doesn't age well.