Ubisoft announced the new Tom Clancy Rainbow Six game in the franchise back in 2019. Rainbow Six Quarantine has a horror-themed reveal teaser that piqued fans’ interest in what the game would be like. Something concerning a mystery virus seems possible based on the name.
Of course, a lot has transpired since then, and Ubisoft just avoided a situation that would have been embarrassing if they had stuck to the original name. Rainbow Six Extraction has been renamed Quarantine, and Ubisoft has teased it at their forthcoming E3 event, Ubisoft Forward.
Early indications point to a game that will be comparable to the popular Rainbow Six Siege. A multiplayer, class-based shooter in which players collaborate to rescue or protect hostages, disarm a bomb, and so on. However, given the game’s previous name and the game’s mysterious infectious features, it’s not as if the original name wasn’t appropriate. They simply could not have predicted how the world would alter in 2020 and 2021.
At the end of the day, changing the name was the right decision. Rainbow Six games are known for their enjoyable gameplay, and after the year we’ve had, no one will want to play a game dubbed “quarantine.”