Ubisoft has announced that their originally slated holiday 2021 releases Riders Republic and Rainbow Six Extraction are both being delayed.
Extreme sports title Riders Republic will still release this year, with the game pushed from September 2 to October 28. The latest delay is the second that Riders Republic has suffered this year, having already been shifted from its initial February 25 release date to September 2.
In a post on the Ubisoft website titled “An Update on Riders Republic”, the reason for the delay was to give the development team “more time to fine tune the experience” while giving players “another chance to jump in before launch and provide feedback” through the upcoming beta.
The wacky and colorful extreme sports title looks like a lot of fun, so I’m thankful that the game will still be releasing this year.
Rainbow Six Extraction on the other hand sees itself shunned from release in 2021 entirely, with its September 16 release date replaced with a less concrete due date of January 2022.
Rainbow Six Extraction, a co-op shooter that sees up to three operatives fight back against an alien threat has also seen multiple delays. It even underwent a name change throughout development, replacing its pre-COVID-19 pandemic title Rainbow Six Quarantine.
In another post on the Ubisoft website “An Update on Rainbow Six Extraction”, the development team said that they were “embracing the opportunity to take additional time to bring this vision to life in the way it deserves in January 2022”.
Rainbow Six Extraction does look interesting albeit not being my cup of tea, but its disappointing nonetheless that the game has seen a length delay.