It turns out that Rainbow Six Quarantine’s new name isn’t Parasite, after all. Ubisoft explains that while the name is being used for internal playtesting, it’s merely a placeholder, and an official name will be revealed “soon”.
Tongues were sent wagging the other day when a number of key art images with the Rainbow Six Parasite logo were dug up on the PlayStation Network (thanks, MP1st). The main image that has been circulating shows a previously confirmed character called Ela stuck in some black goop against a vibrant yellow background with the name ‘Rainbow Six Parasite’ on display.
We reached out to Ubisoft and got the following statement: “While we recently shared that we will be changing the name of Rainbow Six Quarantine, ‘Parasite’ is only a placeholder that our internal teams use. Recently, we ran an internal test for the game and some of its details became public. We can confirm this is a glimpse of the upcoming game, and we will share more details, including the official name, soon.”
We’ve had some idea that Rainbow Six Quarantine was due a name change for a while now. Ubisoft said it was “evaluating” a name change for the upcoming PC game during a recent financial earnings report.
If you’ve been out of the loop, Rainbow Six Quarantine is a co-op focused spin on Rainbow Six Siege’s Outbreak mode. It was revealed and named before the world entered into a global pandemic, so you can guess why Ubisoft has decided to rename this one.
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