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Rainbow Six Extraction delayed until January 2022

Extraction becomes the latest big game to get its release date pushed back

Three Extraction operators fight aliens in a neon lit lleyway

Ubisoft has revealed that its co-op PvE tactical shooter Rainbow Six Extraction will be delayed until January 2022. This is a pushback of around four months, with the original release date slated for September of this year.

Ubisoft says that it is “embracing the opportunity to take additional time” to deliver a “fully-fledged AAA experience”. It also says the delay will help “ensure Rainbow Six Extraction is the immersive, cooperative, and thrilling experience we set out to create.” In a press release, which also announces the delay of Riders Republic to October of this year, Ubisoft also explains that the pushback will “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.”

For those excited to go toe to toe with the Rainbow Six Extraction Archaens – the ghoulish alien race that is the enemy you face in the PvE game – the delay will come as a disappointment. It is however a trend that has become more frequent than not throughout the course of the last 18 months or so due to the pandemic and a few high-profile releases of AAA games that were unpolished.

As well as announcing the delay, Ubisoft says it will have more to share on Extraction “very soon”.

While you settle in for that extra four months of waiting, check out all of the revealed Rainbow Six Extraction operators so far.