A bit of a bummer for Rainbow Six fans as Ubisoft announced that the upcoming tactical shooter Rainbow Six: Siege has been delayed from it’s original October 13th release date until December 1st. This was especially disappointing as the game has already had delay issues. Compounding the issue that it was going to be a big October release to play before the murderer’s row of holiday releases start to hit and chew up what little free time gamers have. So what’s the reason for the small delay? Here is the explanation given by the team on their blog post:
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.
Well there you have it, hopefully this bit of time to refine the game using player feedback helps make it the Rainbow Six game we have all been waiting on for years. The planned closed beta is still a go for September 24th, one of which I will be in, so stay tuned to TGR for all of my first impressions of this upcoming game!