Afraid that the continuing trend with messing with the old formula of ubisofts big hitters of yesteryear if undermining them.
You cant argue that on the original XBox (what I mainly played games on) the 2 biggest shooters that everyone religiously played were Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six the best Recon game ever being Island Thunder, we now have to make do with watered down 3rd person games, and the best Rainbow games, R63 and Black Arrow, being replaced with (excluding the debacle that was Lockdown) Vegas 1 & 2 (not too bad). But with this new game why are we getting features like 'the ability to see through walls/cover' I can only imagine what other horrors lie in wait, how about the ability to fly? Turn invisible? Incapacitate enemies wherever they may be on the map just by looking at them?
What you should be doing is bringing back the stuff that made Rainbow a big hitter, there is no need to try and out do the competition with crap no one wants, what about....
Proximity talk? Rainbow Six 3 on XBox featured this and was amazing, making you stealthy so you could not chat to fellow team members when near a target unless you wanted to give away your tactics (multiplayer)
Lean? Way before cover, which in single is nice, we had lean. The premise was simple, walk up to a corner and lean out. This needs an overhaul to become relevant but would be a whole lot better than cover.
Planning? Rainbow used to be all about planning, before you play plan your entry points, escape points etc but this has vanished. BRING THIS BACK, an overhauled version would be brilliant and add that little extra Rainbow magic in multi.
Gunsmith? Although the gunsmith interaction in recon is dubious at best the idea is solid, incorporate this in Rainbow for that extra oomph.
These are a few things that would be a more welcome addition to Rainbow even just on the multiplayer level of things. But I'm afraid we're just gonna get 'Cool and exciting' features no one wants. Take a long hard look at what is happening to what once were the biggest franchises in gaming, why are they not so now? It's certainly not because they need the ability to see through stuff