Rainbow Six Siege to Miss Its Initial Launch Window

The C4 missed the window on this one…

Ubisoft today has announced that its upcoming tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege, has been delayed from its initial launch date in October.

The upcoming shooter was originally due to be released worldwide on October 13, but today the studio released a statement informing fans that the game won’t be hitting stores until December 1. The delay has been pinned on necessary adjustments and improvements to the game across all of its modes. At least it will avoid any repeat instances of certain broken games… Assassins Creed Unity, I’m looking at you.

The post, which can be found here, explains the reasons for the delay to Rainbow Six Siege, but does reassure fans that the closed beta for the game will be starting September 24.

The statement read:

“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. The closed beta for Rainbow Six Siege will still start on September 24, 2015 as planned, and the additional time will allow us to further test things like infrastructure and matchmaking. That extra testing and added polish will make for a higher-quality experience at launch. We understand that many of you are excited to get your hands on the final game, but as gamers ourselves we know that quality comes first and we are committed to delivering the best game possible. Bringing Rainbow Six Siege to life continues to be an incredible experience, and we’d like to thank all fans for your feedback, support, and unwavering enthusiasm. We couldn’t make the game without you. We hope you’re all excited for the upcoming closed beta on September 24.”- Ubisoft

So there you have it. Ubisoft are taking the extra time and precautions necessary to ensure they don’t upset fans, like they did last year. It’s better this way than to have a broken, nonsense game on launch day.

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