One of my most anticipated titles, Rainbow 6 Patriots, was seemingly in developer limbo the last time we reported on the game as no news had come out since its announcement back in 2011. Thankfully, talking to IGN the president of sales and marketing for Ubisoft has confirmed that the game is still in development and has moved to next-gen platforms.
“We can’t — and we don’t want to — make ten giant blockbuster games at the same time,” Key told IGN. “We’re absolutely making another Rainbow 6. We’ve already said so. We just, as we enter this new generation, have to make sure we make the right game at the right time with the right feature sets.”
“And 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?’ 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,’” Key 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.”
One thing IGN made note of is that Key didn’t specifically refer to the game as “Patriots”, so the rumors about the game going through some changes following the controversy behind the home grown terrorist events in the game may have been true. IGN reached out for further clarification on that matter so hopefully they hear back soon.
I’m just glad the game is back in the news. Stay tuned to OnlySP for all the latest on Rainbow 6: Patriots by following us on Facebook and Twitter.