Rainbow Six: Vegas 2


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Sillothian
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The sequel has been announced for PS3, 360 and PC. Release is set for March 2008.

Press release here.

I can't wait for this. Vegas is one the best games I have on the 360; single player, coop and multiplayer were fantastic.
#1 at 21:53:14 - 20/11/2007
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Hurrah but I'm bit surprised it's back to Vegas, I don't think we left it in too good a state after the first game.

They better have the cutscenes and FMV working in co-op this time around, it was a bit confusing playing the campaign online without knowing exactly what was going on.
#2 at 21:57:29 - 20/11/2007
peej
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YAY!

Please stabilise the netcode right off the bat though.

More camera cap stuff would be great too.

Anything else is a bonus. Vegas was an excellent game.

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#3 at 22:04:07 - 20/11/2007
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Ooh that's another thing, they better make sure more of the headgear works with camera capped faces, having one poxy helmet being the only thing you could have on with your own mugshot was shite.

Plus allow definition of mouth line so you can get the pseudo lipsync working too.

No, I don't want much. ;-)
#4 at 22:13:04 - 20/11/2007
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It's a real shame the cam-cap technology didn't take off for a few other games, though the results could be a bit unpredictable.

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#5 at 22:15:36 - 20/11/2007
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I reckon it will be a GRAW2 style of update; better graphics, more online modes and not much change to the core gameplay.

Not that Vegas needed much changing though. I would like to see more sensible selection of spawn points in the muliplayer maps. Some of them were farcical in the retrieval mode. Dynamic spawn points would be nice like those in GRAW2 and COD4.
#6 at 22:20:55 - 20/11/2007
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I don't think it helps that the Live camera isn't really very good to be honest, plus them not including a microphone for it was a school boy error.
#7 at 22:21:15 - 20/11/2007
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Still think the original is the best game on the 360. Very excited about a sequel.
#8 at 23:18:53 - 20/11/2007
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I hope they get the Colt licence this time. I have a new favourite gun.

Yeah, I'll take one with EVERY option please. Mastercard ok?
#9 at 23:24:04 - 20/11/2007
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The first is the best co-op 360 game out there so a sequel is more than welcome. GRAW could've been if they had bothered incorporating the missions into a full blown 2 player mode complete with all the covering mechanics.

They didn't fix that on GRAW2 did they?
#10 at 00:13:22 - 21/11/2007
Retroid
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Sillothian said:
I reckon it will be a GRAW2 style of update; better graphics, more online modes and not much change to the core gameplay.

Yup, that's what I'd predict given the timeframe.

Vegas is good though, we should really dig it out at some point. At this rate though, probably after Xmas because of the number of bloody games!
#11 at 00:44:37 - 21/11/2007
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I sold my Vegas to fund COD4 and entered insta-regretto mode, so this news is more than welcome.

I too hope they build on the cam cap, Biggie bullied me about my half black, half white face. Stupid light sources, i looked like a star trek alien.
#12 at 01:47:37 - 21/11/2007
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
/pulls shirt over head
/runs into wall

now, if they can nick the gameface feature from tiger woods 08 ill be happy, its brilliant, mouth moves and full expressions :)

i cannot wait, my favorite fps in a long, long time :)
#13 at 09:35:46 - 21/11/2007
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Fixed enemy spawning in Co-op terrorist hunts would be tops, enemies appearing right behind was a bit of a pisser.
#14 at 10:03:51 - 21/11/2007
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The camera's OK, the drivers for it aren't.
#15 at 10:34:22 - 21/11/2007
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The coop was buggy as fuck (default Jesus pose on the models while rappelling, odd disconnects, gazillion scripting glitches, ...) so if they fix that and make coop work properly AND have a proper ending this time (FUCK YOU UBISOFT to quote an acquaintance), I'll probably shell out for this.
#16 at 10:54:52 - 21/11/2007
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Is the first one on ps3 a decent port?, depite the fact I hate clancy I always thought it seemed quite good.

Chances are it's not seeing it's ubi soft.
#17 at 10:57:46 - 21/11/2007
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Screenie for this on EG looks HORRIBLE!

Peej
#18 at 12:22:47 - 21/11/2007
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Yup, my thoughts exactly, but then i never thought the first game was much of a looker, it played like a silky dream though.
#19 at 12:28:31 - 21/11/2007
peej
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I think an early demo made me want the game. I thought the demo level was absolutely perfectly pitched to sell the game to me - a good bit of action, bit of a cinematic-style intro, then frenetic gunplay. Perfect really.

TBH if they sort out some of the netcode issues with this, the multiplayer could be where it's at.

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#20 at 12:31:06 - 21/11/2007
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It'll be interesting to see if this is a full UE3 engined game rather than the 2.5 that the original was, it's quite possible it'll end up looking a bit nicer than the first game.

Even though that screenshot isn't evidence of that!
#21 at 12:37:25 - 21/11/2007
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JohnnyM60 said:
Is the first one on ps3 a decent port?, depite the fact I hate clancy I always thought it seemed quite good.

I think it's supposed to be, so long as you're set to 720p. On 1080i it apparently uses one of those rubbish 'phatpixellol' modes Sony introduced and everything goes to hell.
#22 at 13:03:51 - 21/11/2007
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Nah i rented it for a bored weekend and the PS3 version suffers from "broken-assframedroppitis" right across the board. And tearing.

Ubiportslol.

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#23 at 13:05:35 - 21/11/2007
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What's really funny about ports of Vegas is the PC version doesn't support widescreen out of the box.

Yes I'll type that again, the PC version doesn't support widescreen out of the box. A port of a 720p 360 game running UE doesn't support widescreen. On PC. It's not like it's a game from 5 years ago or something either.

Thank god I picked it up cheap and only got it for LAN party play...
#24 at 13:16:18 - 21/11/2007
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Gah.
#25 at 13:25:46 - 21/11/2007
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peej said:Screenie for this on EG looks HORRIBLE!

Peej

Wow, that is weirdly bad! The absolute best thing you could say about that screenie is that it's quite purple.
#26 at 20:03:11 - 21/11/2007
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ilmaestro said:
The absolute best thing you could say about that screenie is that it's quite purple.

o/
#27 at 20:25:40 - 21/11/2007
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had a quick mulitplayer blast on the first one the other night and they are still getting up=to-date film posters uploaded into the game, walked past a beowolf one and did a double take.
#28 at 14:53:05 - 23/11/2007
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Espad said:had a quick mulitplayer blast on the first one the other night and they are still getting up=to-date film posters uploaded into the game, walked past a beowolf one and did a double take.


Heheh so the ad serving tech works better than the netcode then? Why doesn't that surprise me :)

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#29 at 15:05:36 - 23/11/2007
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stuff confirmed so far from forums and OXM interview:

Single Player/Terrorist Hunt:
- Additional routes to objectives/non-linear maps (OXM: "multiple entries into almost every area")
- Better enemy AI (no charging through piles of bodies, etc) (OXM: "smarter AI")
- Enemies use riot shield (OXM: Confirmed)
- Mission-based instead of single storyline (OXM: Parallel story arc to Vegas 1)
- No/better enemy spawning (OXM: "terrorists will spawn more fairly")
- No more Mexico (OXM: More Mexico)
- No more Vegas (OXM: More Vegas)
- Plausible storyline (OXM: Parallel story arc to Vegas 1)
- Play cut-scenes in co-op (OXM: "every cutscene will be interactive through your eyes")
- Selectable AI teammates (OXM: Michael & Jung again)

Gameplay (single & multi):
- M16/M4 (OXM: "M16 equivalent")
- More weapons (OXM: 11 new weapons)
- Shoot through light cover (OXM: Confirmed)

Multiplayer:
- Join in progress (OXM: Confirmed)
- More maps (OXM: only 11 maps)
- Old-school maps (OXM: "some classic levels")

PEC/Rank/Character customization:
- Female protagonist (OXM: Confirmed)
- More armor/vest customization (OXM: "character is fully customizable")
- Use custom character in SP (OXM: Confirmed)

Stuff I didn't see anybody asking for:
- Better lighting (OXM)
- Interactive cut-scenes (OXM)
- Invite friends to ranked games (OXM)
- Jump-in/Jump-out of co-op (OXM)
- New main character ("Bishop") (OXM)
- Sprinting (OXM)
#30 at 09:49:09 - 12/12/2007

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