Ubisoft has announced that its new cooperative shooter Rainbow Six Extraction has been delayed from 2021 and will now launch in early 2022. Originally, the game was scheduled to release exactly two months from today, September 16. Other titles that have been affected by the ongoing pandemic over the past year, Ubisoft has decided that Extraction would be better off with a little more time in the oven.
On Ubisoft’s official website, the Rainbow Six Extraction team explained in more detail the reason for this delay. “Our ambition with Rainbow Six Extraction is to offer a complete AAA experience that changes the way you play and think about cooperative games. With unique features like Missing In Action or The Sprawl, each mission is set to be a tense and challenging experience in which you will lead Rainbow Six’s elite operators in a fight against a deadly and evolving alien threat, “Ubisoft said of the project. “We are taking the opportunity to take more time to bring this vision to life in the way it deserves in January 2022. We are confident that this will ensure that Rainbow Six Extraction is the immersive, cooperative and exciting experience we set out to create, and the that you aspire to play ”.
We are delaying the release of Rainbow Six Extraction until January 2022.
We will use this time to ensure that we bring this immersive, cooperative, and thrilling experience to life as we prepare to bring you a truly unique Rainbow Six game.
— Rainbow Six Extraction (@R6Extraction) July 16, 2021
At this time, Ubisoft has not provided a specific date within the month of January on when Rainbow Six Extraction will launch. However, as mentioned, this is not the first game that has been delayed by the publisher in 2021. Far Cry 6, which is probably Ubisoft’s biggest game of the year, was originally supposed to be released earlier this year. . Instead, it’s now on track to launch in October, assuming it won’t be delayed once again either. The pandemic has caused many games to be delayed for the last year and a half, and this trend is not likely to end anytime soon.
When Rainbow Six Extraction launches next year, it is slated to arrive on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.