Ubisoft has confirmed that they are still working on Rainbow 6: Patriots and that the project is not scrapped. However, they won’t be bringing it out until it is “perfect”.
On that note, Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre said that the Rainbow franchise is an important one and hence it’s important to make sure they release something impressive.
“It’s an important franchise for Ubisoft. We want to make sure, on this one, like all the other games we’re working on, that we bring it when we feel it’s perfect,” he told IGN.
“What we want is to have a compelling story. We want people who play the next Rainbow 6 to be astonished, to be very pleased with what they see. You’ve seen that the improvement in games over the last few years has been exponential. We have to reflect that improvement in quality. That’s what we’re doing on all our games.”
When asked for a release date or tentative timeline, Corre didn’t comment. He did add though that the development team is eager to show they have enough creativity and innovation to make the game “something worth waiting for”.
“On some games, it happens more often. Creation is not an exact science,” Corre said. “When we’re happy with what we see, when we think we can bring something new to gamers, then we say, ‘Okay, this is a good time to release it.'”
Rainbow 6: Patriots was originally planned for current-gen but at E3 this year, Ubisoft revealed the game to have been moved to next-generation consoles. The game was announced in 2011 and was expected to launch in 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.