At this year’s E3 show, to the surprise of everyone, we got our first look at the upcoming Rainbow Six: Siege. As Ubisoft shocked us with the announcement, the publisher also demoed the game, though only showed a few minor details. One of which stood out most was the scenario of female hostages. But the company’s gone on record saying both genders will end up playing the victims, as men will also be up for rescue.
Oliver Couture, technical artist for the game, had an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun and mentioned male hostages weren’t apart of the game at first, while stating the team is working on making the hostage act like real people in that situation.
“We’re trying to define next-gen with the hostage,” he said. “We call that a ‘living hostage.’ So she’ll react to explosions and things like that. It’s pretty cool. She’ll cough because of the dirt in the air, she covers herself when there’s shooting – those sorts of things. We want the player to be able to move her into different positions, for there to be fluid controls. It’s a balance between player comfort and reality.”
Ubisoft is set to release Rainbow Six: Siege sometime in 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.