Rainbow Six Extraction’s January 20 release date may have been let slip by Ubisoft

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It looks like Ubisoft may have inadvertently leaked the release date of upcoming shooter Rainbow Six Extraction.

As spotted by Video Games Chronicle, a blog post originally made back in June has been quietly updated to read January 20. When the post was originally written the game was set to launch in September. However, about a month later it was delayed, although Ubisoft has, until now, only offered a “January” window for the launch.

On the delay, Ubisoft said it would be “embracing the opportunity to take additional time to bring this vision to life in the way it deserves”. The studio hoped the extra time would “give more opportunities for players to test, play firsthand and give feedback to ensure we are bringing the best experiences to market and allow them to reach their full potential”.

Rainbow Six Extraction moves away from the player-versus-player focus of previous game in the series Rainbow Six Siege. Instead, operatives will team up against an AI-controlled alien menace that will change the map as a round plays out.

There’s not been an official announcement just yet from Ubisoft, but we’d expect something imminently given the update. We’ll keep you in the loop if it happens. For now, Rainbow Six Extraction‘s release date is “January 2022” on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

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Rainbow Six: Extraction

  • Release Date: 20 January 2022
    • - 20 January 2022 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S)
  • Platform(s): Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre(s): First Person, Shooter