Speaking to IGN, North American president of Ubisoft Laurent Detoc spoke up about Patriots and why the project has gone silent.
“We had a core team. They had a good vision. They got started, and then the game wasn’t working. So [they had] to start again,” Detoc told. “There’s an editorial group in Ubisoft, a big group, very influential. If the game is not good enough, they say it’s not good enough. Most of the time, the team will say, ‘yeah, I know.’ But sometimes they want to continue in a direction where you say, ‘no, it’s not going to work.’”
He went on to say how the release of next-gen consoles has been good in revamping the project:
“Rainbow had to be remade. Now they’re going to have the benefit of the new consoles, if and when it comes out. It’s one of those examples where you try, it doesn’t work, you try again. If it doesn’t work, we’re not going to bring it to you.”
Rainbow 6: Patriots was announced in 2011. At E3 this year Ubisoft’s Tony Key confirmed that Patriots would be coming to next gen consoles once it is ready.
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