Ubisoft has alerted us (via the UbiBlog) to the fact that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege will miss its originally planned October 13 release date. Instead, the game will now be available on store shelves for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on December 1:
[W]e’ve decided to push the release date of Rainbow Six Siege to December 1, 2015 for all regions. This wasn’t an easy decision, but based on the feedback we’ve received, and based on our own internal tests, we felt there are adjustments and improvements we can make, including improving the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation. We’re taking a little more time to make these changes, and we think it’s the right call.
The development team plans to go ahead with the game’s closed beta, which is still scheduled to begin on September 24. They believe that the extended development time, and the valuable feedback they’ll obtain from the beta, will allow them to make Rainbow Six: Siege the best game it can be.
A spokesman for Ubisoft Montreal reiterated that they believe this is the right move: “That extra testing and added polish will make [Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege] a higher-quality experience at launch.”