Laurent Detoc (Ubisoft’s North America President) has broken the silence surrounding Rainbow 6: Patriots. Speaking to IGN, he explained the reasons for the shroud of secrecy, and why next-gen will be good for the game.
He tells us that the game had been in development, but is no longer good enough. Ubisoft’s editorial team said that it wouldn’t work, and the team elected to start again, this time on next-gen machines. He summarised it by saying “It’s one of those examples where you try, it doesn’t work, you try again. If it doesn’t work, we’re not going to bring it to you.”
He also said that the game may not actually be called Patriots at all. “Could it become a shooter with another name in the end, because the team doesn’t want to do counter-terrorist guys? Say they want to be in a mercenary setting? That’s possible,” he when asked about a possible name change.
What do you guys think about the delay? Is it a smart move or could Ubisoft just be delaying an inevitable disaster? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Source: IGN Report