Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot told investors yesterday that the company is looking to change its name Rainbow Six Quarantine due to the negative connotations of the subtitle while the world is still in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic.
“We are making a product that is actually … as it is called today, it is something we are evaluating, and we will see what comes in the future on[[[[Rainbow Six Quarantine]”Guillemot said after being asked if he had considered delaying the game due to the name (h / t VGC).
When contacted by Kotaku For comment, an Ubisoft representative said the company had nothing to add to Guillemot’s statement.
Even though Rainbow Six Quarantine spring first revealed at E3 2019 it started life as Pioneer, den convicted sci-fi project teased Watch Dogs 2. Since then, the world has been engrossed in pandemic concerns over the spread of covid-19, creating a difficult environment to release a game, mainly about the spread of a foreign plague.
Ubisoft has not yet announced a release date for Rainbow Six Quarantine, but CFO Frédérick Duguet said during the same investor call that a launch is still planned once this year.