Rainbow Six: Siege delayed until December

Alex Calvin
Rainbow Six: Siege delayed until December

The release date of upcoming tactical shooter Rainbow Six: Siege has been pushed back until December.

The title was initially set for an October 13th release, but has been delayed until December 1st. This was announced via the Ubisoft Blog.

The reasons behind this include improving the co-op mode, as well as balancing weapons and gadgets in addition to menu and interface navigation.

This means that Siege is going to release after its big shooter competition in Star Wars Battlefront and Call of Duty: Black Ops III. In addition, it is now launching on the same day as Just Cause 3.

The planned closed beta is still going to take place on September 24th.

On the Ubisoft blog, the firm said: Whether it's been through playtests in our studios, the closed alpha, or recent hands-on demos at events like E3 or Gamescom, player feedback has been essential to the development of Rainbow Six Siege. Getting the game in people's hands and listening to what they have to say helps us understand how we can improve their experience, and we'd like to thank everyone who's taken part in the process so far.

"With that in mind, we've decided to push the release date of Rainbow Six Siege to December 1st 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."

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