Ubisoft Postpones Rainbow Six: Extraction and Riders Republic

Ubisoft postpones co-op shooter Rainbow Six: Extraction and extreme sports MMO Riders Republic. The publisher reports this in two separate blog posts. Rainbow Six: Extraction has been delayed to January 2022 and Riders Republic will now be released on October 28.

In a blog post about Rainbow Six: Extraction, Ubisoft indicates that it has more time to realize its vision for the game. “Our ambition with Rainbow Six Extraction is to deliver a full-fledged triple-A experience that changes the way you play and think about cooperative games,” the studio said. “We embrace the opportunity to take the extra time to bring this vision to life in January 2022 in the way it deserves.”

Rainbow Six: Extraction was announced as “Rainbow Six Quarantine” in June 2019 and was initially set to release in early 2020. This was later postponed and a month ago, Ubisoft announced that the title would be released on September 16, 2021. The studio has now announced that this release date will be postponed by a few months.

Ubisoft also announced that it will postpone Riders Republic to October 28. That title’s release date was announced at E3 last month; the game was scheduled for September 2. The company does this to ensure that the development team can deliver ‘the best game for all players’. This gives the studio more time to fine-tune the experience.