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! 

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*

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.

cuddlyfuzzle
cuddlyfuzzle

Probably for the best anyway. I have great memories of the early RB6s. The manure spreader that is Ubisoft would just flub it up.

Kickable
Kickable

maybe it hasn't been cancelled, and Gamestop pulled it after realizing taking preorders on that concept preview was a bit hasty.  That's still the only peep about the game any of us has heard right?  I remember watching the video and thinking they only released it to build controversial buzz.

SolidTy
SolidTy

 Glorious times I had with Rainbow Six once upon a time...

Errorcutive
Errorcutive

NOOO THIS IS THE WORST NIGHTMARE EVER

pmamba45
pmamba45

Vegas was the reason I jumped to the 360 so it's sad it's gameplay mechanics won't be tweaked to new levels. We need your ass on next-gen Logan...out.

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

it was obviously put on hold to be the next Rainbow 6 title on the nexgen... Rainbow 6 is quite the monkeymaker, it's hard to believe that Ubisoft would downright cancel it.

CaptWaffle
CaptWaffle

I didn't like the fact that this game was taking a social/political stance that essentially alienates half of it's buying pool right off the bat (at least the ones that read up on the game).  I'm not sad to see it crash and burn, if it has in fact done so.

Elann2008
Elann2008

I'm indifferent. I was actually looking forward to this game.  Ubisoft hasn't been on my good list for awhile.  Assassin's Creed was milked to death.  AC3 was a disappointment and I was looking forward to the change of direction too.  Turned out to be a big tutorial game.  

Ghost Recon series went to hell.  Splinter Cell series went to hell.  I don't even know how I feel about SC Blacklist, but I'm hoping it will be good.  

Maybe R6 Patriots would have went down the same path.  Who knows but it looked interesting.

Mister_Zurkon
Mister_Zurkon

Good Riddance, Looked like a tryhard gritty set-peice shooter.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Good this game was gonna suck worse than GRFS

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

please Ubisoft don't cancel this game. I've been waiting for new Rainbow 6 for so long and Patriots seems like a very good game. I want Patriots as much as i want Watch_Dogs and Rayman: Legends.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Damn I was going to reserve it this weekend :/

marcheegsr
marcheegsr

Rainbow 6 vegas 1 and 2 are my all time favourite shooter. Bad news for me.

strothers101
strothers101

Was really looking forward to some strategic shooter action, hopefully this doesn't mean the end.

jadaski1
jadaski1

I would kill for a return to old-school Rainbow Six, with a much stronger strategy element and preplanning.

Void_Master
Void_Master

This had better come out! Rainbow Six is such a good franchise (and book as well) that it shouldn't be left behind.

Latert
Latert

The guy on the picture looks like Liam Mcintyre (Spartacus).

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

I LOVED RAINBOW SIX VEGAS 2. SUCK AN AWESOME MULTIPLAYER.

I WISH THEY MILKED IT TBH.

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

Hopefully after Future Soldier they've decided to spend more time on it to un-CoD it.  I hope anyway.

I'll definitely not be buying it without playing it first after that rubbish excuse for a Ghost Recon game made it's way onto to my Steam list.

Rooten
Rooten

oh come on!!!!...  :(

Elyobo
Elyobo

This isn't a good sign...

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

 Sounds like this game might be another Splinter Cell: Conviction. Delayed (A few years) over disagreement on how the game is being developed. There's no way we won't see another Rainbow Six game next gen. Thats a given. We'll probably just have to wait a few extra years.