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The sci-fi co-op spin-off hasn’t been seen since its announcement at E3 2019, and it briefly reappeared in a PlayStation Network listing as “Rainbow Six Parasite”. It’s likely that the pandemic inspired Ubisoft to rebrand the title to avoid comparisons to the coronavirus.
“We took the strong foundations of Rainbow Six: Siege and crafted a modern tactical co-op shooter where you’ll be facing an ever-evolving alien threat,” said creative director Patrik Methé in a video published on Monday.
“You’ll have plenty of different challenges to overcome but you’ll also have one goal in mind: making sure that nobody gets left behind. It will be up to you and your squad to decide when to push forward, or when to extract.”
Over an hour of Rainbow Six: Extraction gameplay was posted online in March, after users live-streamed footage from Ubisoft’s private technical test.
Players embark in PvE Incursions against alien opponents and must complete various objectives, such as gathering intel, in order to progress. Teams can decide to progress through increasingly difficult map zones, with the chance of extra rewards, or extract at certain points with their loot.
Operators who don’t make it to the extraction point are deemed ‘MIA’ and won’t be available until rescued in a future Incursion.
Ubisoft has said it will premiere the first official Rainbow Size Extraction gameplay during its Ubisoft Forward event on Saturday, June 12.