Ubisoft opened its Ubisoft Forward showcase with more information about Rainbow Six Extraction.
We learned that the game essentially takes Siege operators and mechanics, but brings them into a co-op PVE environment. The game will feature a progression system through which you will be able to upgrade your operator’s abilities and equipment.
But there is a catch. As you descend into Archaen-infected areas, there is a very real chance that your operator can be captured by the alien enemies. If that happens, the captured operator will be declared MIA and you will be unable to select them. The only way to regain access to the character is by going back in and mounting a rescue. In other words, any progress you made with a captured operator, include abilities and upgrades, could potentially be lost.
Levels appear to be separated into subsections. As you progress deeper into each one, the challenge will increase. However, between each subsection, you will have a chance to decide whether you want to extract with your intel or keep going deeper. Extraction can be played solo or in teams of up to three players. Judging from the gameplay, it will undoubtedly be preferable (and more fun) to squad up.
Speaking of Archaens, Extraction‘s enemies, we learned that they will evolve and spread through each map procedurally. Your actions will have an effect on the difficulty, so a stealthy approach is generally the best advice. We also got a look at some of the enemy types players will face off against. There are Spikers who, naturally, shoot deadly spikes at you. Breachers who, you guessed it, explode. Many more enemies are in the game, including the intimidating Apex.
Extraction will feature full crossplay support. It will be available on September 16, 2021.
Check out the gameplay deep dive here: