Big news out of Ubisoft towers this morning.
Rainbow Six Siege, the latest in a long line of law-enforcement-em-ups loosely based on the Tom Clancy books, has had its original October 13 release date slip by a few weeks. We now won’t be able to get our hands on the full Rainbow Six Siege experience until December 1, 2015.
Ubisoft made the Rainbow Six Siege release announcement on their blog, and had the following to say about it:
Whether it’s been through playtests in our studios, the closed alpha, or recent hands-on demos at events like E3 or Gamescom, player feedback has been essential to the development of Rainbow Six Siege. Getting the game in people’s hands and listening to what they have to say helps us understand how we can improve their experience, and we’d like to thank everyone who’s taken part in the process so far.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to push the release date of Rainbow Six Siege to December 1, 2015 for all regions. This wasn’t an easy decision, but based on the feedback we’ve received, and based on our own internal tests, we felt there are adjustments and improvements we can make, including improving the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation. We’re taking a little more time to make these changes, and we think it’s the right call.
Ubisoft have confirmed that the Rainbow Six Siege closed beta, due to commence on September 24, will proceed as planned.
Perhaps the backlash following the bugtastic release of Assassin’s Creed Unity had more of an impact on Ubisoft than people thought. In any case, we’re pleased to see them taking their time over Rainbow Six Siege, even if it does mean a small delay.