Ubisoft has announced that in order “to give more opportunities for players to test, play firsthand and give feedback to ensure we are bringing the best experiences to market,” upcoming games Rainbow Six Extraction and Riders Republic have been delayed. The delay for Riders Republic is a mere two months while Extraction is being moved all the way into 2022, January to be more precise.
Rainbow Six Extraction is a tactical co-op shooter that was revealed last month ahead of the Ubisoft Forward presser during E3 season. In it you up with fellow Operators to respond and neutralize and invasive extraterrestrial threat., Riders Republic is an open world sports sandbox where you bike, ski, snowboard and even fly in a wingsuit for thrills and chills.
“Our ambition with Rainbow Six Extraction is to deliver a full-fledged AAA experience that changes the way you play and think about cooperative games,” Ubisoft said. “We are embracing the opportunity to take additional time to bring this vision to life the way it deserves in January 2022.” Riders Republic on the other hand, reschedules from September 2 to October 28.
“This will be the first time you get to go hands-on in this massive multiplayer playground and we are looking forward to hearing what you think,” Ubisoft said “This will give us more time to fine tune the experience and give you another chance to jump in before launch and provide feedback.”
Fans of co-op shooting might be disappointed to hear that Rainbow Six Extraction has been delayed, but it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Its originally scheduled September release would’ve put it close to Back 4 Blood, another co-op shooter experience from Turtle Rock Studios. The two would’ve cannibalized each other’s audience: players who hunger for the next Left 4 Dead like experience.
Rainbow Six Extraction and Riders Republic will arrive on all the usual triple-A platforms: Windows PC, Xbox and PlayStation, as well as be available for streaming on Google Stadia and Amazon Luna.