Why Ubisoft kept Rainbow 6: Patriots away from this year’s E3 is beyond me. The tactical first-person shooter has been rarely in recent news, and E3 was probably a fine opportunity for Ubisoft to display the title in action.
As things stand though, that didn’t happen. The publisher though has come forward now to confirm that the game would be releasing on the next-gen platforms as well.
Speaking to IGN Senior vice president of sales of marketing Tony Key said that it’s important to create the right game at the right time and with the next-gen approaching; the decision of a rightly release is important. I see that as a translation for ‘we’ll release the game when it’s ready’.
“Rainbow 6 got caught in the transition of going to next-gen and essentially we’re figuring out ‘well, are we making the right game for the right hardware systems?’,” said Key while explaining the transition from current-gen to next-gen
“And you know, on Watch Dogs, the guys have been working on that game and it’s always been a next-generation game in their minds and the way they were designing it. And at the end of the day when the specs showed up for next generation, they had guessed right. That’s not always the case.
“Sometimes you have to take a step back and go ‘you know, I’m seeing the possibilities, but it’s gonna take more time,’” He added, “We don’t really have anything else to announce or say about Rainbow 6, but we will say it’s a really exciting project for us and we can’t wait to say more.”
Ubisoft has still not announced any sort of time-frame for the release of the latest installment in the tactical series.