Rainbow Six Siege Delayed Until December


Despite seeing some elaborate (scripted) team matches of Rainbow Six Siege during Ubisoft’s E3 2015 press conference, it appears as though the team-based tactical squad shooter will need some more time to go over the intel. Ubisoft has posted a blog update on Rainbow Six Siege, confirming it will be delayed beyond its projected October 13th release date. It will now be sold on December 1st, the first Tuesday after Black Friday.

“This wasn’t an easy decision,” the post insists, “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.”

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The Rainbow Six Siege closed beta will launch on September 24th as planned, but instead of taking feedback from the event and applying it towards the development of the game within a 2-week turnaround, with a December 1st release date the team at Ubisoft can actually use the data required from such a stress test. It does show, however, that Ubisoft are starting to delay their games closer to launch should they need it, which is certainly something Assassin’s Creed: Unity could have appreciated last year.

Rainbow Six Siege will launch for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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