Rainbow 6 Patriots 'wasn't working,' before Ubisoft reboot development

Rainbow 6 Patriots has had a tumultuous development cycle and it's reached the point where Ubisoft acknowledges that development had to begin again from scratch.

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots has had a very tumultuous development cycle, disappearing after being announced back in 2011. While its move to next-gen was a clear indication that something was amiss, Ubisoft president Laurent Detoc has come out and stated that Patriots "had to be remade" because it "wasn't working."

"They had a good vision," Detoc told IGN. But he says "the game wasn't working. So [they had] to start again." Since the reboot, he says that it's possible that the game could go in a whole new direction, in which mercenaries could potentially take the lead role from counter-terrorists.

Though Patriots was pulled from retailer databases earlier this year, Ubisoft still hopes to bring the game to Xbox One, PS4, and PC soon.

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    December 13, 2013 3:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Rainbow 6 Patriots 'wasn't working,' before Ubisoft reboot development.

    Rainbow 6 Patriots has had a tumultuous development cycle and it's reached the point where Ubisoft acknowledges that development had to begin again from scratch.

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      December 13, 2013 6:52 PM

      Reboots... at least in my experience they are extremely traumatic for the team/studio and rarely net positive. I can imagine environments where they could be healthy (looking at Blizzard) but I've yet to experience that myself. Best wishes for everyone still making this game.

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      December 13, 2013 6:54 PM

      That's unfortunate. It looked like they were going in an interesting direction with the story as opposed to the standard foreign terrorists / mercenaries / inside traitors with daddy issues they normally stick with.

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      December 13, 2013 8:08 PM

      Good thing it's still coming. Looking forward to this game!