The Next Rainbow Six Game “Wasn’t Working”, So It’s Been Remade

The Next Rainbow Six Game “Wasn’t Working”, So It’s Been Remade

In case you couldn’t tell between the departures and delays, Ubisoft’s next Rainbow Six game has been in the development doghouse for years now. Something Ubisoft is only just getting around to publicly acknowledging.

During an interview with IGN, Ubisoft’s Laurent Detoc has admitted that the game as first planned “wasn’t working”, and that the team have pretty much had to start over.

“We had a core team”, he says. “They had a good vision. They got started, and then the game wasn’t working. So [they had] to start again.”

“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.'”

The statement comes only days after Superannuations’s Kotaku column pointed out the numerous signs showing the game’s development had become “an outright mess”.

So there you go. Hopefully the changes are being made to the game, and not the story; the concept of fighting contemporary terrorists who are American, instead of generic Middle-Eastern or Russian stereotypes, would be a fresh move for a big game.

Long-time readers may remember it’s been 2.5 years since we first revealed the game. I guess a lot has changed since then!

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      • AND get everyone involved with the development to play the original R6 games – and if they don’t like them cut them from the project.

      • Nah, Future Soldier was pretty decent, just failed in a few areas. Needed a bit more variety (an enemy drone wouldn’t hurt guys) and they needed to add in a local only search option.

        With all the games Ubisoft releases with multiplayer, I can’t believe they still leave this option out. and I actually spoke to someone who explained why the think like this as well, it was pretty depressing.

    • Well the game had domestic terrorism and was supposed to feature impactful moral choices which implies to me that the enemy might end up being the government itself. The NSA probably read the design docs as soon as they were saved & then told the team they couldn’t do it for secret reasons that would only result in them all being disappeared to a totally legal and ethical unmonitored foreign torture facility

    • Not a whole lot? 24 got away with home-grown terrorists a few times, taking potshots at the US government has happened quite a lot (Beyond: Two Souls, Modern Warfare 2 had an American general as the big bad, just to name two right off the top of my head), same with survivalists (a la Dead Rising 2), really this is not as big a taboo as people think.

      • Wasn’t thinking anti government, they all seem to hate the government anyway as do most people, more the domestic terror side of things.

        I’ve just typed about 20 different things but none of them articulate what I’m trying to get at. Um, I’m thinking if there’s meant to be some moral issues possibly stuff involving perpetrating terror attacks yourself or letting some go ahead for the sake of getting a target higher up the hierarchy or stopping one on a larger scale? Can’t see that going down all that well. If that would be it at all.


    This particular trailer showed a new level of propaganda in video games, essentially protecting the US government from any kind of reproach. The insinuation that the US government and banks are not a single entity is laughable, and insulting.

    Terrorists, driven to targeting bankers, in a magical fantasy land where, at the most, “gee, there might be some bad people in the government, but they don’t have anything to do with the banks, and at the end of the day, they are everything that is right with the world”

    Fuck off.

  • I foresee another mess like Future soldier. I made the mistake of buying FS after seeing the E3 release trailer and was shocked to see the entire vision of the game shift completely away from the original idea. I hope they don’t do this again…. Thankfully The Division looks like a much safer bet.

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