Rainbow Six Quarantine might be getting a new name because, well, you know
Rainbow Six Quarantine, Siege‘s PvE-focused spinoff, is still scheduled to launch before September 30th, but it might not be called Quarantine, according to a recent investors call.
During the investors call (via VG 24/7), Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot was asked about the game’s title. You see, since Quarantine‘s reveal at E3 2019, the world experienced a little thing called COVID-19, during the outbreak of which many people (though some would say not enough) went into a self-imposed quarantine so as not to transfer the virus to other people or become infected with it themselves. Quarantine, therefore, might not be the most popular title for a game coming out during a pandemic.
“It is something we are evaluating and we will see what comes in the future on that product,” Guillemot replied.
Guillemot did confirm that, along with Quarantine, Far Cry 6 is also still on track to launch before September 30th after both launches were delayed back in October 2020. Far Cry 6 was originally supposed to launch in February, and Quarantine had been scheduled for “sometime before April.”
Siege, meanwhile, is still going strong, five years later, even during the pandemic. Its current season, Operation Neon Dawn, and its next-gen upgrades both went live in December, and several of the game’s Operators made cameo appearances in Ghost Recon Breakpoint‘s most recent event.
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