New Cinematic Rainbow Six Extraction Trailer Focuses On M.I.A Feature

With Rainbow Six Extraction about two months away from release, it appears as though information on the cooperative multiplayer title is starting to ramp up. Just recently, Ubisoft revealed some updates on Rainbow Six Extraction, including a new lower price tag, an official release date, and a buddy pass where friends can play for free for up to fourteen days.

The information comes after Rainbow Six Extraction was delayed from September 2021 to 2022 due to some of the mixed reception Rainbow Six spin-off received during the Ubisoft Forward event. Now, a new cinematic trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction has been revealed, this time focusing on the M.I.A feature that was announced during the Ubisoft Forward event.

The two-and-a-half-minute Rainbow Six Extraction trailer follows three operators as they traverse an abandoned facility where an ally had fallen. The three operators find their way to the fallen ally while using gameplay mechanics that should be familiar to those that have played Rainbow Six Siege including breaking walls down, fortifying them. The trailer also introduced an invisibility mechanic where the player is momentarily hidden from alien combatants, briefly seen at the 1:50 minute mark. After locating with fallen ally, the three operators then have to rescue them by taking the ally to an extraction location where a helicopter awaits them.

The M.I.A gameplay feature is an interesting one that separates Rainbow Six Extraction from other cooperative multiplayer titles such as Back 4 Blood and Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Essentially, if an operator falls during a mission, they will become M.I.A, meaning players won’t be able to use that specific operator in future missions until they’re rescued.

Rainbow Six Extraction’s M.I.A feature adds more weight to each mission, where players essentially risk losing progress or upgrades. Although the feature is interesting, there are still some questions around how exactly it functions. For example, it's unclear if players go “down” where they can be revived similar to other cooperative multiplayer titles.

These questions are a bit difficult to answer as the M.I.A trailer was purely cinematic, not showing off any new gameplay. Although no gameplay was shown, it’s more than likely that a new gameplay trailer of some kind will be made available soon as new information on Rainbow Six Extraction has been starting to be posted. A likely spot for the trailer could even be next month during The Game Awards showm where 40-50 games will be featured during the event.

Rainbow Six Extraction releases January 20 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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