E3 2013: Rainbow 6: Patriots

Posted: June 17, 2013 by Areeb Fazli in Games
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Ubisoft has confirmed that Rainbow 6: Patriots is now a next-gen game. Despite being announced in 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key has confirmed to IGN that Rainbow 6 will now be headed 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.”

For further clarification, we directly asked Key if it’s safe to say the game will be next-gen at this point, and he simply said “yes.”

It’s worth noting that Key never specifically referred to the title as “Patriots,” and we’ve reached out to Ubisoft for additional clarification regarding whether or not the game’s title remains the same.

Key’s statements today confirm comments from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot last year, who said at the time that there was a “good chance” of Rainbow 6 making the transition between consoles.

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