Ubisoft has revealed that it may be renaming Rainbow Six: Quarantine, but insists the long-delayed game will arrive this year.
During Ubisoft’s third-quarter earnings call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the company was asked whether the studio was concerned about releasing a game with ‘quarantine’ in the title given the global pandemic that arrived after the game’s reveal:
“On Rainbow Six: Quarantine, we are creating a product that is actually – as it’s named today – it is something we are evaluating and we’ll see what comes in the future on that product,” Guillemot said in response. This suggests we may see the game under a new moniker in the future.
Elsewhere in the call, Ubisoft also clarified that Quarantine will arrive before September 30, 2021, which shortens the previous window of April 2021 to March 2022. Several games, including Quarantine, were previously delayed in October 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.
Rainbow Six Quarantine has been described as a “three-player, tactical co-op shooter” set in the future, where agents must enter a quarantine zone and fight a mutated alien parasite that is infecting human hosts and their surroundings. It’s based somewhat on Rainbow Six Siege’s popular Outbreak limited-time mode.
During the call, the company also said it was planning to move away from relying on new AAA games, using free-to-play and existing games to help bolster its revenue.
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