In an unexpected twist, Rainbow Six Siege has been delayed by Ubisoft. In a statement on their blog, Ubisoft noted that the delay was meant to adjust and improve game modes across the title:
“We’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. Though the game is delayed, the beta will still go on. Ubisoft also acknowledges that this will disappoint fans, but the results will be worth it.
“The closed beta for Rainbow Six Siege will still start on September 24, 2015 as planned, and the additional time will allow us to further test things like infrastructure and matchmaking. That extra testing and added polish will make for a higher-quality experience at launch.
“We understand that many of you are excited to get your hands on the final game, but as gamers ourselves we know that quality comes first and we are committed to delivering the best game possible.”
Rainbow Six Siege will now arrive on December 1st.