Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Patriots
Rainbow 6: Patriots "Had to be Remade" Says Ubisoft
Written Monday, December 16, 2013 By Richard Walker
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It's been somewhat quiet where Rainbow 6: Patriots is concerned over the past few months, with the last update on the game coming from Ubisoft in August, assuring that it's "still cooking". Now however, Ubi has stepped forward with some info on why the game has fallen off the radar recently, and what's going on with its development.

"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,” Ubisoft's North American President Laurent Detoc revealed. “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.’"

What's happening then? A total from the ground-up remake, according to Detoc. "Rainbow had to be remade," Detoc added. "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."

And what's more, the game could actually return under an entirely new name. “Could it become a shooter with another name in the end, because the team doesn’t want to do counter-terrorist guys? Say they want to be in a mercenary setting? That’s possible,” Detoc concluded.

Rainbow 6: Patriots was originally announced at E3 2011, but has been through a lot in the more than two years since that original reveal, switching to next-gen in the process. We can hopefully look forward to more concrete details on the next Rainbow Six game soon.

[Via IGN]


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Forum Posts: 23
Comment #1 by X-men1995
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 05:32:47 PM
A Friend of mine :

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Comment #2 by Naps
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 05:34:06 PM
Be very cautious with this thought: "...editorial group in Ubisoft, a big group, very influential..."

So are they just men in corporate suits who actually knows nothing what gamers really want? Are they gamers or just capitalists who's after their money?

One thing for sure is that game developers seems to more aware nowadays on the gamers being more critical with their game choices.

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Comment #3 by Yoda91192
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 05:45:52 PM
@ #2, If they only wanted money, then the article wouldn't have included "If it doesn’t work, we’re not going to bring it to you." If it was the money, then it would release regardless if it sucked or not.

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Comment #4 by Brianx88
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 07:09:17 PM
@3 That's not exactly true. If they released a game that didn't work it would have a more long term effect on Ubisoft than not releasing it. Who exactly would risk buying more games from a company who's past release was broken and unplayable?

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Comment #5 by AverySegaw
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 07:19:16 PM
Do Tom Clancy proud.

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Comment #6 by Terminator
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 08:01:02 PM
This does not sound good, there's a good chance this will be a huge dud because of all the studio interference :(.

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Comment #7 by Enlightened 1
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 08:57:45 PM
Wouldn't mind playing the demo of the game they eventually canned see what the fuss was about

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Comment #8 by MTURNER1985
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 09:00:17 PM

EA continue to release games that are broken and unplayable yet people still buy them!

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Comment #9 by jqtaxpayer
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 11:06:06 PM
Not for nothing, but I'd love a remake of Rainbow Six 3 for PS3/Vita to tide me over...

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Comment #10 by sanchezz4387
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 11:49:29 AM
@8 really? I don't see EA posting many stats regarding record sales, in fact I see 100+ pages of complaints over at and that's just one forum page.....EA have done themselves irreparable damage from BF4, something Ubisoft seemingly have avoided by delaying watchdogs and rebuilding Rainbow 6 for next gen, for me (im not an ubisoft fan either) ubisoft seem to be THEE best publisher for next gen games at the moment

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Comment #11 by sanchezz4387
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 11:50:49 AM
sorry for double post that last comment was supposed to say 1000+ pages....staff can we have an edit button please :(

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Comment #12 by falconkeeper99
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 02:47:09 PM
I would rather wait a while longer and have a good Rainbow Six then have them push out a "broken" product. With that said, I hope the "big, influential team" doesn't mean... "We won't be happy with the game until you have a CoD/BF clone that can compete with those cash cows". Tired of seeing this happen: Tomb Raider, Splinter Cell, Resident Evil, ect.

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Comment #13 by Spraragen88
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 04:45:18 PM
Ugh, R6 hasn't been any good in a long time. The Xbox/Ps2 games were a blast though, I had tons of fun yelling commands at my bot teammates.

R6 Vegas series sucked. Horrible graphics, boring plot, dumb AI.

I wish they would go back to the Rainbow Six 3/Lockdown/Black Arrow days.

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Comment #14 by TuckNorris85
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 10:09:57 PM
@10 completely agree with you that UniSoft are kicking are next gen. Let's hope they deliver on their hype ( assassins creed 4 certainly did). Looking forward to this, watch dogs, division, the crew...

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Comment #15 by TuckNorris85
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 10:11:34 PM
UniSoft? Just made up my own games company lol.

I meant UbiSoft!!!

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