While the focus is mostly on the latest announced Rainbow Six title, Rainbow Six: Siege, there’s still a wonder as to why Ubisoft completely scrapped the Rainbow Six: Patriots we learned and loved during the previous E3. Today we’re finally getting the answer.
Ubisoft technical artist, Oliver Couture talked with Rock Paper Shotgun where he revealed why Rainbow Six: Patriots was cancelled. The grand reveal was due to the game not being able to compete with next generation video game consoles.
Oliver Couture said the following:
“To be completely transparent, I worked on Patriots – on Rainbow Six for three-and-a-half years – and Patriots was old-gen. Xbox 360 and PS3. Next-gen consoles were just around the corner, and we were like, ‘OK, we want to also have a next-gen experience. What can we do for that?’ We were trying stuff out with destruction technology, and we realized destruction really changes the game. We tried to see how it could fit with old-gen, but it just didn’t work out. So for us it was just a better solution to clean the slate, reset, and make what’s best for the players,”
For those of you who are unaware of the video game announcement or even the cancellation, you can still enjoy the E3 trailer reveal down below.