Bomb defused. Rainbow fans, reset your timers to December 1, the new launch date for Ubisoft’s tactical, team-based shooter, Rainbow Six Siege.
The developer announced today that, in order to deliver on the highest quality experience possible and to fully realize player feedback, Rainbow Six Siege will be pushed back from its original October 13 launch date on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
“Whether it’s been through playtests in our studios, the closed alpha, or recent hands-on demos at events like E3 or Gamescom, player feedback has been essential to the development of Rainbow Six Siege,” the studio wrote in a letter to fans. “Getting the game in people’s hands and listening to what they have to say helps us understand how we can improve their experience, and we’d like to thank everyone who’s taken part in the process so far.”
“With that in mind, 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 studio adds that the “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.”
It’s not all sad faces, however. The Rainbow Six Siege Closed Beta is still on course to launch on all three platforms this September 24.