Bruno Lalonde, the Technical Director for Ubisoft’s upcoming Rainbow Six Extraction, has touched base on the perceived resurgence of PvE shooters as of late, with the likes of Back 4 Blood, Aliens Fireteam Elite, and more.
Speaking with MP1st, Lalonde was asked why PvE shooters seem to be making such a splash as of late, to which he replied that this type of game offers more ‘intensity,’ and that it’s more welcoming for newcomers.
From my personal point of view, I will say that, PvP offers more intensity, and there are many players in the FPS genre that want a less intense experience, and also a more welcoming experience for new players. There’s also the safe environment, where they can experience co-op gameplay as opposed to a PvP game.
In this game, players are also able to control the level of difficulty. Of course, less difficulty means less rewards, but it’s also a tool we give to the players to be able to control the level of intensity, something that you cannot really control in a PvP game.
Speaking in the same interview, Lalonde revealed that the game is targeting 60 FPS/4K on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Rainbow Six Extraction is scheduled for release on PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One on January 20, 2022.
[Source – MP1st]