Remember Ubisoft’s newest edition for Rainbow 6? Patriots was the title announced back in the VGA’s in 2011, and has since gone dark. Speaking to IGN, North American president Laurent Detoc explained why Patriots suddenly went dark, plus why he feels that a switch to next-gen consoles has been good for the project.
“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,” Detoc explained. “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.’”
Detoc also responded to speculation that Rainbow 6 may no longer be called Patriots at all. “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,” he said.