Ubisoft has confirmed in its latest earnings call that it still plans to put out Rainbow Six: Quarantine and Far Cry 6 at some point this year after delaying both titles due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The former has never had a specific date attached to it (nor has any gameplay footage been shared) while the latter was originally set to launch later this month on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Ubisoft chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet said the current plan is to have both titles out before the end of September.
What’s most interesting is that the publisher is considering changing the name of Rainbow Six: Quarantine in light of the real-world events of the past 12 months. Ubisoft was asked whether it had any PR worries concerning the game’s name, which sparked the following response from CEO Yves Guillemot: “On Rainbow Six Quarantine, we are creating a product that is actually, as it’s named today, it is something we are evaluating and we will see what comes in the future on that product”. The game is a PvE spin-off to Rainbow Six: Siege that tasks squads with taking down infected hordes that have contracted an alien parasite.
Far Cry 6, meanwhile, stars Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito as the antagonist of a nation that needs liberating. You’ll take up that role as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran turned guerrilla fighter. A cinematic trailer, scores of screenshots, and a Collector’s Edition are already a part of the marketing campaign in the lead up to the game’s release.