Rainbow Six Extraction Delayed Until January 2022

Ubisoft explains Rainbow Six Extraction has been delayed “to bring this vision to life in the way it deserves.”

Rainbow Six Extraction Delay

Just weeks after an impressive showing at E3 2021, Ubisoft announced today that Rainbox Six Extraction has been delayed until next January. In a statement released by the studio this morning, the development team said the reason for the delay was “to bring this vision to life in the way it deserves.” The game was originally slated to release on September 16, 2021, for consoles and PC.

You can find the full statement below:

“Our ambition with Rainbow Six Extraction is to deliver a full-fledged AAA experience that changes the way you play and think about cooperative games. With unique features like Missing In Action or The Sprawl, every mission is set to be a tense and challenging experience in which you’ll lead the elite operators of Rainbow Six in a fight against a lethal and evolving alien threat.

We are embracing the opportunity to take additional time to bring this vision to life in the way it deserves in January 2022. We are confident this will ensure Rainbow Six Extraction is the immersive, cooperative, and thrilling experience we set out to create, and the one you aspire to play.

We look forward to sharing more with you very soon!”

Rainbow Six Extraction: Gameplay Deep Dive Reveal trailer

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Rainbow Six Extraction is a 1-3 player cooperative shooter heavily inspired by Turtle Rock Studios Left 4 Dead. The game follows the elite group of operatives as they undertake daring assaults on hordes of zombie-like creatures following a global pandemic. For more on the game, you can find Jon’s full E3 impressions here.

So, what are your thoughts on the game being delayed to next year? Were you looking forward to taking down waves of infected creatures with your friends? No doubt about it, it’s a shame that we’ll have to wait a bit longer to experience the game. However, here’s hoping the delay is what it takes for Ubisoft to deliver the proper cooperative horror-shooter experience fans deserve.

Sound off in the comments and let us know how you feel about Rainbow Six Extraction’s delay.

Francis DiPersio
Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Tririgger (PS5), Afterimage (PS5), Shining Force CD (Sega CD)
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