Ubisoft officially announced Rainbow Six Quarantine during its E3 2019 press conference among other games like Watch Dogs Legion and Gods And Monsters. However, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine being a standalone game doesn’t make any sense and I will tell you why.
First, let’s see what Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine is all about. Ubisoft didn’t reveal much about the game except for a small teaser trailer and confirmed that it’ll be a 3-player PvE coop experience.
Those of you who have been playing Rainbow Six Siege will remember that last year the game featured an event called Outbreak. The Outbreak was a similar coop event for Rainbow Six Siege.
The premise was simple, an alien virus had spread across a certain area in the US and it was up to the players to figure out what happened and how to get rid of it.
The premise looks to be quite simple for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine from what I gathered from the teaser trailer. Players will be fighting infected people in the coop while also being infected themselves.
However, the premise isn’t the reason why I think it should be a game mode in Rainbow Six Siege like the Outbreak event. The reason why I believe it should be a game mode is that being a PvE coop isn’t enough to be a standalone title.
We have recently seen some PvE coop games release and failed miserably. Being a game mode in Rainbow Six Siege will give the players access to the millions of other players to play the game mode with. In this way, players will have no shortage of coop partners to boot up the mode and plow their way through enemies.
Furthermore, Rainbow Six Siege already has the tools to support a coop event thanks to the Outbreak event. This would have saved Ubisoft time and money as they didn’t need to work on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine from scratch.
Not to mention, it’s rumored that Ubisoft is already working to bring Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. If this rumor is true then it would’ve benefited Ubisoft as the studio wouldn’t have to port two games to next-gen.
Unless Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine brings gameplay features and mechanics that further add depth to the game itself. However, in my opinion, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine should just have been a new game mode in the already existing and extremely popular Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.