Rainbow Six Siege has been delayed to December 1

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Ubisoft has announced that it’s upcoming first-person tactical shooter, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has been delayed to December 1, 2015. The game had previously been due for release on October 13. The announcement was made via a press release on Ubisoft’s official blog, in which the publisher cited feedback and internal testing as the reason.

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The developer felt that there are adjustments and improvements that can still be made, including refinements to the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation. Unfortunately, Ubisoft will need a little more time to incorporate these changes into Rainbow Six Siege.

The additional time will allow the developer to further test things such as infrastructure and matchmaking. According to the developer, the extra testing and added polish will make for a higher-quality experience at launch.

In more positive news, however, the closed beta for Rainbow Six Siege will still start on September 24, 2015 as originally planned for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Ubisoft will undoubtedly benefit from the feedback it receives during the course of this beta.

The full press release can be seen below.

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 1, 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.

The closed beta for Rainbow Six Siege will still start on September 24, 2015 as planned, and the additional time will allow us to further test things like infrastructure and matchmaking. That extra testing and added polish will make for a higher-quality experience at launch.

We understand that many of you are excited to get your hands on the final game, but as gamers ourselves we know that quality comes first and we are committed to delivering the best game possible.

Bringing Rainbow Six Siege to life continues to be an incredible experience, and we’d like to thank all fans for your feedback, support, and unwavering enthusiasm. We couldn’t make the game without you. We hope you’re all excited for the upcoming closed beta on September 24.

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