Ubisoft Aims Right with Action Fuelled ‘The Shooter’ for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six SIEGE
Today, Ubisoft has unveiled the new global campaign for its iconic game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. In this online tactical shooting game, inspired by Tom Clancy's novels, gamers play as a team of agents from around the world each equipped with unique skills. With more than 65 million players since its launch, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most popular franchises in the world, adored by a community of enthusiasts in France and around the world.
Unlike other games of its kind, in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, to be a good player, it's not enough to just be fast, have good reflexes or be able to aim well. To win, you have to be organised, coordinated and always have a plan. And that key difference is the underlying theme of the game’s new launch film.
To demonstrate the need for this added quality, and valorise gamers, agency CLM BBDO created (with strategic planning by Proximity BBDO) a film that immediately puts the spectator at the heart of the action, in the player’s seat in the middle of a game.
"We wanted to illustrate a real match, with life-size characters who physically resemble those in the game and are similarly equipped, and with an identical reproduction of its map.. That was fundamental, because the R6 community won’t tolerate ‘almost’” explains Benjamin Dessagne and Stéphane Santana, creative directors of the CLM BBDO agency.
But if the film starts out as an action film, it quickly diverts to a palette of cinematographic universes, linked by comedy. That's why the choice of the director, Jean-Baptiste SAUREL (BIG Production), was as much a logical choice as it was a bold gamble.
The creators went further with another nod to gamers – the film’s narration is provided by celebrated esports player and commentator Parker ‘Interro’ Mackay, who takes us through a series of scenarios teasing the opposing shooter for his lack of skills, as gamers often do during R6 match-ups, and stressing that, even if you can shoot straight and battle hard, you won’t go far without Rainbow Six Siege-level strategy and planning.
The film launches globally November 25th.
Sales and Marketing President, Ubisoft EMEA: Geoffroy Sardin
VP Marketing, Ubisoft EMEA: Lionel Hillier
Senior Marketing Director, Ubisoft EMEA: Cédrick Delmas
Brand Managers, Ubisoft EMEA: Clément Néel & Emeric Fouque
Creative Directors: Benjamin Dessagne and Stephane Santana
AD: Nicolas Biscaras
Copywriter: Clément Maillot
Production Director: Isabelle Darroman
Client Director: Judith Roméro
Account Manager: Lauren Hadjadj
Communication Manager: Marion Weill-Collange
VP Proximity BBDO: Emmmanuel Devezaux de Rancougne
Director of Strategic Planning, Proximity BBDO: Loic Mercier
Director: Jean-Baptiste Saurel
Chief Operator: Nicolas Karakatsanis
Editing: Walter Mauriot
Production Director: Kasia Staniaszek
Post Production: FIRM
Post Producer: Natacha Dolard
Sound Design & Mix: THE
Category: Gaming , Sports and Leisure
Genre: Action , Dialogue , Storytelling