Ubisoft had to restart development of Rainbow Six Patriots after the original concept was scrapped, North American president Laurent Detoc has told IGN.
"We had a core team. They had a good vision. They got started, and then the game wasn't working. So [they had] to start again," Detoc explained. "There's an editorial group in Ubisoft, a big group, very influential. If the game is not good enough, they say it's not good enough. Most of the time, the team will say, 'yeah, I know.' But sometimes they want to continue in a direction where you say, 'no, it's not going to work.'"
"Rainbow had to be remade," he added. "Now they're going to have the benefit of the new consoles, if and when it comes out. It's one of those examples where you try, it doesn't work, you try again. If it doesn't work, we're not going to bring it to you."
There's also the chance the game may lose the Patriots title altogether, says Detoc.
"Could it become a shooter with another name in the end, because the team doesn't want to do counter-terrorist guys? Say they want to be in a mercenary setting? That's possible," he said.