Rainbow Six Extraction is the new name for the game formerly known as Rainbow Six Quarantine. Quarantine seemed like a perfectly functional title for another Tom Clancy game from Ubisoft back when it was announced in 2019. That is until an actual pandemic consumed the world and put all of us into quarantine. Since then, Ubisoft announced a new name would be given, but denied reports that it would be called Parasite.
Today, the publisher made a new name official: Rainbow Six Extraction. Producer Antoine Vimal du Monteil officially revealed the title in a new video from Ubisoft. “Since the announcement, the game has grown a lot,” he said. “As it evolved, the heart of the experience grew clearer. Operators uniting against a common enemy. Learning about the parasite and protecting each other every step of the way.”
Creative director Patrick Methé said the team crafted “a modern tactical co-op shooter where you’ll be facing an always evolving alien threat. You’ll have plenty of different challenges to overcome, but will always have one goal in mind: Making sure no one gets left behind. It will be up to your and your squad to decide when to push forward, or when to extract. As you will soon discover, Extraction is truly the name of the game.”
The full reveal of Rainbow Six Extraction will be at Ubisoft Forward next week. Assuming a bunch of leaks are true, we have a pretty fair idea as to how Rainbow Six Extraction might play. The game could be structured like a Left 4 Dead-like series of sub-missions, broken up by airlocks. Each missions also provides opportunities to gather intel on the alien menace.
Each new area will be tougher than the ones before — and with higher rewards to match the risks — leading you and your team to decide when to make the difficult call of when to proceed and when to get the hell out of Dodge. There may also be a means of rescuing players who miss the extraction, but details of that have yet to emerge.
Until then, we’ll have to wait until Ubisoft Forward to learn more. You can catch the stream at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET on June 12 on all the usual social video platforms. Rainbow Six Extraction will presumably arrive on all the usual AAA platforms: Windows PC, Xbox and PlayStation, though who knows if it might arrive on Stadia or Nintendo Switch? Probably not.