Ubisoft’s North American president Laurent Detoc has told IGN that Rainbow Six: Patriots “had to be remade”.
His comments break the long-held silence regarding the game, which debuted two years ago and has since been confirmed as a next gen title.
“We had a core team. They had a good vision. They got started, and then the game wasn’t working. So [they had] to start again,” Detoc explained. “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.”
“Rainbow had to be remade,” he continued. “Now they’re going to have the benefit of the new consoles, if and when it comes out. It’s one of those examples where you try, it doesn’t work, you try again. If it does’’t work, we’re not going to bring it to you.”
Detoc also hinted that the game could get a total makeover, even hinting that the team may want it to focus on a group of mercenaries rather than counter-terrorists.
A switch in story and tone is certainly believable given Detoc’s comments. His words seem to imply that was the area of concern rather than anything purely mechanical. It may also have trodden on the toes of fellow Ubisoft shooter The Division, which also bares Tom Clancy’s name.