Ubisoft Has Delayed Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction to 2022

Another one delayed to 2022.


It was looking like 2021 was finally going to be a great year for the gaming industry until now. With many amazing games releases early in 2021, alongside many upcoming games. In the past few days, developers have chosen to delay games like Warhammer 40K: Darktide, Ghostwire Tokyo, Destiny 2, Resident Evil: Reverse. Now, another name is added to the list of games delayed to 2022; Rainbow Six Extraction has been delayed for a 2022 release.

Why is Rainbow Six Extraction delayed?

In the latest blog post, Ubisoft wrote, “We are embracing the opportunity to take additional time to bring this vision to life in the way it deserves in January 2022. We are confident this will ensure Rainbow Six Extraction is the immersive, cooperative, and thrilling experience we set out to create, and the one you aspire to play.”

The studios are clearly taking their time to make games near perfect before the final release. And Ubisoft is not the only one doing so; as discussed earlier, Fatshark, and other studios, are following up on the same ideology.

The credit could be given to the drama that occurred when Cyberpunk 2077 released last year. The game was in development for a long time, which is understandable for a game like Cyberpunk 2077. Fans were disheartened and agitated over the bug and glitches-filled performance the game offered.

It seems like other studios are learning from this and are taking the time to develop a game to near-perfection before the final release, which is good and is often well received by the fans. It’s better that a company takes time to make a game as visioned rather than rushing it through production.

Ubisoft revealed Rainbow Six Extraction at E3 2021 and featured some amazing tactical shooter gameplay against the alien Archaeans. While Rainbow Six Extraction is delayed, the game will launch with cross-play and cross-progression across all platforms compatible.

Akshay Bhardwaj

Akshay Bhardwaj

A casual gamer, fascinated with everything geeky, mostly found lazing around. I drink, and I don't know things!
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