Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine: Date, gameplay, Parasite

Ubisoft’s newest Rainbow Six tactical shooter aims to be very different from the successful Siege formula and add a horror twist. This is all the information known about R6 Extraction, including its release date, gameplay, possible name change, and more.

The Rainbow Six division of Ubisoft has proven to be very successful since the game’s first entry in 1998. The franchise built up a great following during the early 2000s and gained serious traction with the R6 Vegas games. The series recently hit new heights thanks to the unbelievable success of Rainbow Six Siege too.

But whilst Siege continues to grow from strength to strength, Ubisoft is also making another game in the franchise – Extraction. Focusing less on human threats, Rainbow Six Extraction is favoring infected, less humanlike foes.

We’ve put together a handy guide that contains all the important information about Rainbow Six Extraction so far and what we can expect.

rainbow six quarantine trailer

Since the game’s unveiling on June 6, 2019, at E3, the game has gone a bit quiet with the circumstances of the world decidedly having an impact on the game’s development and direction.

During a recent investor’s call discussing Ubisoft’s earnings and projected line-up going forward, it was mentioned that Rainbow Six Extraction is still set for 2021. With a specific date of September 31, 2021, outed.

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A more recent development has surfaced about the game citing possible reservations about the game’s title, again, given what’s been happening around the world during its development.

Rumor has it that Quarantine is working under the name of “Rainbow Six Parasite” internally at Ubisoft, and the name was also seen on the PlayStation Store. The company is aware of the title’s current branding predicament, and it’s likely that “Quarantine” will change.

A Ubisoft representative has confirmed the existence of Rainbow Six Parasite branding but says the name “is only a placeholder that our internal teams use.”

On June 7, 2021, it was officially announced that the game will be called Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction.

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Siege’s current template focuses on teams of five that battle it out to best each other over a series of hotly contested rounds.

Whereas, Extraction aims to shake things up by having teams comprised of three Operators work together to take down waves of infected enemies.

At this moment in time, there exists a video containing over an hour of gameplay from Ubisoft’s upcoming tactical shooter, with a spokesperson confirming this: “We can confirm this is a glimpse of our upcoming Rainbow Six game,” Ubisoft said in a statement issued to Eurogamer. “Recently, we ran an internal test for the game, and unfortunately, some of the details became public. This clip is work-in-progress gameplay footage. We’ll share more details about the game later this year.”

Rainbow Six Quarantine trailer

Aside from the leaked gameplay, the only Ubisoft-released media to do with Rainbow Six Extraction is the original reveal trailer from E3 2019 when it was still under the Quarantine name.

You can check it out in its entirety here:

We will finally get a proper insight into the game during the upcoming Ubisoft Forward 2021 event on Saturday, June 12, at 3 PM EDT.

As well as showing off new Far Cry 6 footage, Rainbow Six Extraction will be a primary showcase for the special event.

We hope to see official gameplay, confirmation of its release date, and the possible aforementioned rebranding of the title.

Image Credit: Ubisoft

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