Remember Rainbow 6: Patriots? Of course you do, it was announced way back in 2011 and since then, has popped up every now and again. Unfortunately, it didn’t make an appearance at E3 but that didn’t stop Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key from confirming that the game will be heading to the Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Check out what he had to say below:
“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?’ 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.”
When asked directly whether or not the game will be on next-gen platforms, Key replied with a simple “yes.” I think most people more or less assumed that this was the case but it’s still nice to hear official confirmation.
I was hoping we’d get to see the game at E3 but it seems that it’s still a long ways off from being at the stage where it can be shown. Still, the series is known for its excellence and I see no reason why we all shouldn’t be highly anticipating Rainbow 6: Patriots.