The next entry in the popular tactical first-person shooter Tom Clancy franchise has not been canned despite the fact that we've heard next to nothing about it for quite some time.
Speaking to IGN, Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre confirmed that Rainbow 6: Patriots is still in the works. "On Rainbow 6, it’s still cooking. It’s an important franchise for Ubisoft. We want to make sure, on this one, like all the other games we’re working on, that we bring it when we feel it’s perfect."
With regard to whether or not the game has changed dramatically since it was first shown, Corre added:
We’re iterating. What we want is to have a compelling story. We want people who play the next Rainbow 6 to be astonished, to be very pleased with what they see. You’ve seen that the improvement in games over the last few years has been exponential. We have to reflect that improvement in quality. That’s what we’re doing on all our games.
What we have to do, and it’s something that is very important for us, is that we bring a new iteration when we believe that we have enough creativity, enough innovation, to make something worth waiting for. On some games, it happens more often. Creation is not an exact science. When we’re happy with what we see, when we think we can bring something new to gamers, then we say, ‘okay, this is a good time to release it.’
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