Ubisoft might change Rainbow Six Quarantine's name for obvious reasons

Ubisoft might change Rainbow Six Quarantine's name for obvious reasons

French publishing giant Ubisoft is "evaluating" Rainbow Six Quarantine's name due to, well, the global pandemic we are all living through at the moment.

Speaking to investors – as reported by VGC – CEO Yves Guillemot (pictured) was asked whether the company had any public relations concerns about the game's name and subject matter. The exec said that Quarantine's name could possibly change.

“On Rainbow Six Quarantine, we are creating a product that is actually, as it’s named today, it is something we are evaluating and we will see what comes in the future on that product,” Guillemot said.

Rainbow Six Quarantine was announced back at E3 2019 and is a squad-based survival title what sees players taking on an alien parasite.

Though its name is a bit more on the nose than other releases, it is worth noting that both Capcom's remake of Resident Evil 3 – which sees a viral pandemic literally destroy an American city – and PlayStation-exclusive The Last of Us Part 2, a game set in the aftermath of a fungal parasite that has wiped out most of humanity both launched in 2020 and both sold super well.

Ubisoft's previous Rainbow Six title – Siege – has sold 70 million copies in its first five years on sale.

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