Ubisoft starts over on Rainbow Six: Patriots

Ubisoft starts over on Rainbow Six: Patriots
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

December 16th 2013 at 10:10AM

Revamped game will benefit from new consoles, says Laurent Detoc

Ubisoft has scrapped and restarted development on Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots as the game wasn't working, says the publisher's North American president.

Speaking to IGN, Laurent Detoc explained the game had to be remade as it wasn't good enough as it was. He added this could mean the title may also be changed in future.

He said however the the game would likely benefit from being released on new consoles the PS4 and Xbox One.

“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,” said Detoc.

“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. Most of the time, the team will say, ‘yeah, I know.’ But sometimes they want to continue in a direction where you say, ‘no, it’s not going to work'."

He added: “Rainbow had to be remade. 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 doesn’t work, we’re not going to bring it to you.”