Rainbow 6: Patriots pulled from GameStop database

US retailer cancels preorders; tells GameSpot it is waiting to "hear further" from Ubisoft about Rainbow 6: Patriots.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots has been pulled from the database of US retailer GameStop, with all existing preorders being cancelled.

Speaking to IGN, a source said that the US retailer "actively flipped a switch" to remove Rainbow 6: Patriots from its systems.

The source continued by saying that the retailer does not remove games from major publishers without official confirmation that the title has been cancelled.

A GameStop spokesperson told GameSpot that the retailer has "stopped taking reservations as we wait to hear further from Ubisoft on an official release date for Rainbow 6: Patriots."

When asked about the possible cancellation of the title, a Ubisoft representative added that "we have nothing further to share about Rainbow 6: Patriots at this time."

At time of writing, no other major retailer has pulled the game from its listings.

Officially, Rainbow 6: Patriots is due to be released in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, though Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in November 2012 that there is a "good chance" the game will be released for next-generation consoles.

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KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Too bad ... the trailer actually looked promising and interesting !!! 

Sky_Stifler
Sky_Stifler

I was always a fan of Rainbow Six games even if I am not a huge fan of FPS games, hopefully this will be released in the future

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Probably just waiting to release for the next gen only. 

poopfilledpants
poopfilledpants

hopefully we still get to see this game, the trailers looked cool. R6 games have always been jawsome. P.S. do a feedbacula on this! 

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

Most likely the game has been delayed because it wouldn't make sense to release a game for current gen consoles next year

unreal_master
unreal_master

Just because they show a teaser doesn't mean it should be up for preorder. I don't remembering ever seeing a release date for this game.

dm1986
dm1986

strange that no ones mention that the game, is launched on the most anti terrorist country on the human kind.

Im pretty sure that that message below to the right of the screen, it because this part of the game or has been removed, or the usa claimed something like they encouraging state terrorism.

But if you see carefully in the taxi car, they shot to kill a child, and then they kill a pediastran armed with c4 ¿and no ones mention nothing about it?

Coming from a country that they have taked down the twins towers, to win more money ? and bla bla?....

Im pretty sure that if they have to take out the whole thing that they was showing on the first case, is because "rain bow six patriots" have sense over state terrorism, if they take out that ¿whats is the history of the rb patriots? about killing terrorsit birds? :rolleyes:

I guess that if they "cancelled" the game, we never gonna find out..


vadagar1
vadagar1

they sure make the heroes hot in these game.... i wonder why... *squints eyes*

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

I already know this game is going to be all jacked up, just like they jacked up Ghost Recon FS. The single player was ok, but I miss the old games that were really intense.

malokevi
malokevi

I'm assuming that they took it down because it will be announced for next gen consoles at Microsofts big event.

No ay that UBI would can such a good looking game with such a loyal following. People still play Vegas 1 and 2, which is impressive for two old titles.

jmc88888
jmc88888

This article doesn't make much sense.  Cancelling pre-orders? I guess I've never pre-ordered a PC game from gamestop.  

So either they are saying they cancelled the 360/PS3 versions or they are saying they cancelled 360/PS3/PC versions.  When the author says 'all' it's easy to think that they might be meaning all.

If it is ALL, then it doesn't make much sense still since PC's have plenty of power to run the game seeing how PC's are already more powerful than any of the next gen consoles.

So overall it doesn't make much sense, especially since it is a title that seems to have a ton of buzz around it.  So there's interest from gamers and it's obviously capable on a PC.

The only thing I can think of is that perhaps it is one of the titles that will be announced during Microsoft's reveal on Tuesday.  About the only thing that could make sense of it.  That they decided to make it PS4/720/PC and not 360/PS3/PC, and have to be quiet about it until the Microsoft reveal and the author didn't specify about the PC version.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Damn, I hope they eventually come out with this game. I was looking forward to playing an FPS game with a more controversial story than the usual. Heck, the number one game that I want to create one day would be similar, but even better, because you would get to choose to be a freedom fighter or "terrorist" depending on how you look at it. Of course, it would have a more realistic scenario than simply targeting banksters.

alex_1889
alex_1889

How difficult would it be for Ubisoft to simply confirm or deny something as fundamental as the continued development of the game? Saying "no comment" needlessly keeps fans in the dark.

MonoSilver
MonoSilver

Wow I completely forgot about this game. 

I'd like to think they'll return to the more realistic, tactical and satisfying style of the originals before Vegas arrived. I know that aint gonna happen though. :(

sexyeyes79
sexyeyes79

I enjoyed Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 on PC, but my personal favorite is Raven Shield.  The concept video looked promising for Patriots as I personally enjoy the intricacies of all sides of politics and would very much enjoy the direction they showed in the concept video.

The few of you who would feel alienated over a fictionalized story are ridiculous.  It is a fictional story created to entertain the thought of, "What If?".  It's a good thing people like you are not developing any type of entertainment because we'd be stuck with the same bullshit, game after game, book after book, and movie after movie.  Do you get your feelings hurt by books as well.  There's plenty of fictional political thrillers in that type of media as well.  They tend to sell well and be very popular.  

Maybe if more people took an interest in the subject, a real paradigm shift could happen for our species.

Maybe a game based on the contrast and affinity of Sunshine and lollipops would be better suited for you lol.  It's really all in jest.

mrklorox
mrklorox

It's Rainbow Six... not Rainbow 6: the sixth game in the rainbow series.

punkpunker
punkpunker

lol, why would they have a preorder where the game has no definitive date of release?

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I hope it hasn't been canned. From what I had saw and read about Patriots, I was really looking forward to it. And I'm not even a fan of the Rainbow Six series.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

Both good news and bad news! Bad news because Patriots seemed pretty good, good news because that means Vegas 2 will hopefully live even longer(Terrorist Hunt just doesn't get old and I don't think it will ever be the same in newer titles).

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Hope it's cancelled, R6 has been turned into the usual boring shooter made for the non-thinkers,Unlike the original and best Rainbow six.

IgotEpixx
IgotEpixx

As far as I'm aware, the only reason they announced it was because it got leaked. I'm not surprised we've not heard anything considering they only told us about it because of said leak. Obviously, they wanted to wait a while longer and maybe even until next gen.

Cassius103
Cassius103

Was looking forward to this actually, sounded like it was going to take some risks in the story telling, something that not enough games do nowadays i think.

Having said that, i seem to remember hearing that the creative director or someone in a similar position left the game a little while back, so rather than get a diluted version of what it should have been, maybe cancellation is for the best.

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

@unreal_master when games are announced, they are put up for pre-order. There was also a huge article in Game Informer about the game.

X-7
X-7

@malokevi I still play Vegas 2 quite a bit. Ahhhh those were the days before corporate greed made crap games every year.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@malokevi I last played Vegas 2 yesterday. The terrorist hunt is so damn fun. I love the slow, heavy, unforgiving tactical shooter that this series is.

GamezMk
GamezMk

@jmc88888 Since when did Ubisoft do something with good reason and rationale behind it? 

I'm sure they're thinking of doing the same here as they did with Rayman Legends for the Wii U. Delaying it for platforms, close to release, even if it was finished, just because they only now remembered they want to launch it on other platforms.

X-7
X-7

@alex_1889 They have kept quiet on the game for a long time. Game Informer did a great story over a year ago on it and a few months later a UBI exec said that it might go next gen. I think I agree with everyone that it could get shown at the MS event or later at E3. We shall see. It just better be tactical and not a COD rip off.

jmc88888
jmc88888

@MonoSilver  

Vegas was really, really fun.  It was pretty realistic.  Not as much as the originals, but compared to say Call of Duty, Vegas was pretty dang realistic.

quakke
quakke

@mrklorox  

Yes. I hope this would bring some of that Raven Shield hardcoreness back but i guess im really asking for too much aren't i?

DigitalBushido
DigitalBushido

@cursealoud Chill out. No need to get vulgar just because you dont agree with him. He didnt even say anything bad. And you got flagged.

dm1986
dm1986

@TheBlade6 @dm1986 im not crying at all i can not care less this game the only rb of the saga i have play is the vegas 2 

cursealoud
cursealoud

@X-7 Says the dumbass that played VEGAS 2 that was released a year after VEGAS 1. What an idiot

quakke
quakke

@GamezMk@jmc88888 

"Since when did Ubisoft do something with good reason and rationale behind it?"

Just nineteen days ago when they released Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
 

Now since that really was good, i have gained some faith again for Splinter Cell Blacklist.

cursealoud
cursealoud

@DigitalBushido How he takes a simple story about RB6 and turns it into a rant about country and terrorism. I cant idiots like that

dm1986
dm1986

@X-7 @TheBlade6 @dm1986 i will try to explain to you, the most clearly enough to anyone. 

Im not talking about this trailer, im talking about the only gameplay that ubisoft has show.

With is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M-ucVWHmYk

The gameplay start around 50"

2 points that you must understand of the gameplay.


a) A terrorist group (the gameplay do not clirify enough this part) but they take a hostage a regular person, in a regular place who lives with his regular wife. (i understand it, in this way) (first couple of minutes of the gameplay)

b) They show female abuse, because the terrorist punch the wife (is not a punch, i do not know the exact word)

c) 5.19" they shot to kill i do not if is a man or if is a child in the taxi

D) you see the pediastrna because is over the street, and they kill him.

¿if this game comes to the day of light? this scene or is gonna be modificated, or is gonna be deleted.

why, because of you think usa is the most anti terrorist country over the world

e) see the twin towers the conspirancy around it

¿You think that the gouverment want to ubisoft show this kind of cruelty over childs? who is possibly that they gonna play this game world wide? to justify what ¿act of terrorism?..

Whats happens to the title if you take out all the "act of anti terrorism"? the title "patriots" have no sense at all.

That is probably the reason of why patriots never gonna  see the light, is possible due to other reason but.. this is just a teory, but is pretty strong for me.

And you know all the bullshit around the "games make ppl to kill each other"

quakke
quakke

@WantYouBad @quakke  

Sure, but i believe they have been released way before Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon? In which case i might be onto something.

Guess we'll see it when Splinter Cell comes.