Ubisoft’s take on the popular Counter-Strike formula has been bumped back to the tail-end of 2015.
With less than two months until the planned launch, Ubisoft has delayed Rainbow Six Siege until December 1st, 2015. According to their official delay statement, this decision was made to further improve and adjust gameplay in all game modes.
“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.”
For those of you who have pre-ordered or obtained a key elsewhere, the beta for Siege is still happening as planned starting next month.
“The closed beta for Rainbow Six Siege will still start on September 24, 2015 as planned, and the additional time will allow us to further test things like infrastructure and matchmaking. That extra testing and added polish will make for a higher-quality experience at launch.”
Of course, the delay is a disappointment, but with an already packed fall release, perhaps the holiday 2015 date will help Siege get a little breathing room from competition. Besides, in this new era of games launching with a myriad of stability issues, it would be refreshing to have a multiplayer-centric game launch polished and free of bugs and glitches.
Rainbow Six Siege is launching worldwide on Xbox One, PS4 and PC December 1st, 2015.