Update (17/2): In a statement to PCGamesInsider.biz, Ubisoft said that Parasite was only a placeholder name for internal use. The French publishing giant says that it will be sharing more details about the game in the near future, including what name it will come under.
Original Story (16/2): French publishing giant Ubisoft has apparently renamed its upcoming Rainbow Six Quarantine to Rainbow Six Parasite.
That's according to Multiplayer First, which has found images boasting this new branding on the PlayStation Store. A patch for the game – 01.01 – has been uploaded to PSN and apparently is an "initial launch patch". The site has dug out dash, save and boot branding for the title, as well as Remote Play instructions using Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld console.
Speaking to investors last week, CEO Yves Guillemot said that Ubisoft was considering changing the name of Rainbow Six Quarantine due to – well, pretty obviously – the fact we are living through a global pandemic at the moment, so the branding might be a little close to the bone.
“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.
Quarantine was announced back at E3 2019 and has been repeatedly delayed. The title is currently on track to launch before September 2021. Ubisoft's previous Rainbow Six title – Siege – has sold 70 million copies between its 2015 launch and December 2020.
We've reached out to Ubisoft for comment.