Rainbow Six Patriots is said to have been redesigned from scratch three times now, according to internet sleuth Superannuation.
UPDATE: We’ve just asked our local Ubisoft rep to respond to the rumour and to tell us if Rainbow Six Patriots is still in development at the company. The company declined to comment. Make of that what you will.
Rumor is that Rainbow 6 Patriots has been redesigned from the ground up three times. Yikes.
— superannuation (@supererogatory) March 22, 2014
While Superannuation’s track record is solid, please do treat his as rumour until we hear from Ubisoft. We’ve sent them an email, but we’re not holding our breath.
Last we heard, Rainbow Six Patriots “wasn’t working,” and had to be remade, according to Ubisoft’s North American president Laurent Detoc.
At the time he said, “We had a core team. They had a good vision. They got started, and then the game wasn’t working. So [they had] to start again. There’s an editorial group in Ubisoft, a big group, very influential. If the game is not good enough, they say it’s not good enough. Most of the time, the team will say, ‘yeah, I know.’ But sometimes they want to continue in a direction where you say, ‘no, it’s not going to work.’
“Rainbow had to be remade. Now they’re going to have the benefit of the new consoles, if and when it comes out. It’s one of those examples where you try, it doesn’t work, you try again. If it doesn’t work, we’re not going to bring it to you.”
Back at E3 2013, we also heard that the shooter had moved to next-gen which, given that both PS4 and Xbox One have launched, seems obvious.
We’ll update if we hear back from Ubisoft.