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Is there a Rainbow Six Siege single-player campaign?

One is the loneliest number…

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No Rainbow Six Siege single-player campaign

One is the loneliest number…

It’s been a rough few days for the single-player campaign in the modern military shooter.

First, we had the announcement out of Activision that Call of Duty: Black Ops III won’t feature a single-player campaign on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. The word from the developers was that they had been too ambitious for previous-generation hardware, particularly with the inclusion of local co-op for the main campaign, which (if true) is as good a reason as any for such a startling omission.

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Now, we’re hearing from Ubisoft that there will be no Rainbow Six Siege single-player campaign. At all. Nothing. Nada.

The revelation about the Rainbow Six Siege single-player campaign came at this year’s EGX, where Ubisoft Art Director Scott Mitchell had the following to say to WhatCulture:

There is no story mode per se. You go through training, where you get to experience different operators and their devices. You can play against enemy AI in co-op through all the maps. You can customise matches, so that’s what we’re offering on the single-player side of things

So in essence, instead of a Rainbow Six Siege single-player campaign you get to play the same maps you’d play online, but instead of playing against real human opponents, you can use them as training against AI enemies? They may as well go the whole hog, stand by the courage of their convictions and make online play the only game mode.

Wow.

That’s a bit of a kick in the teeth for long-term fans of the Rainbow Six series; particularly those who were looking forward to the cancelled Patriots title, which looked to be all about the story.

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