Ubisoft’s popular tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege based upcoming game, Rainbow Six Quarantine might be getting renamed due to COVID-19 stigma around the name “Quarantine”.
As per a recent interview during Ubisoft’s most recent Q3 earnings call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot was asked about releasing a game with “Quarantine” in its title during a global pandemic which forced everyone around the world to quarantine themselves. Guillemot responded to the concern hinting towards a possible name change and said:
“On Rainbow Six: Quarantine, we are creating a product that is actually – as it’s named today – it is something we are evaluating and we’ll see what comes in the future on that product.”
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine is a three-player tactical co-op game set several years in the future of the Rainbow Six universe. The game was first revealed during the E3 2019, where the company showed off the game’s intense and dark environment.
Rainbow Six Quarantine was supposed to be released early last year, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, Ubisoft announced that the Rainbow Six Quarantine along with Far Cry 6 would be delayed for a release in 2021. During their recent fiscal call, Ubisoft confirmed that the game will launch before September 30, 2021.