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GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders

IGN notes that GameStop has stopped taking preorders for Rainbow 6 Patriots, prompting speculation that the planned next installment in the tactical shooter series may have been cancelled. Other retailers continue to offer advance sales of the game, so this could just be a glitch, though they consult with "a source with intimate knowledge of the retailer" who tells them someone must have "actively flipped a switch" to eliminate Rainbow 6 Patriots from its system, and that GameStop tends not to do this without official confirmation that a title is dead, adding that this was even more unlikely to a project that's appeared on the cover of Game Informer magazine, which is owned by GameStop. Ubisoft's response to their inquiry about this does not provide any reassurance, as the publisher tells them: "We have nothing further to share about Rainbow 6: Patriots at this time."

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11. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 18, 2013, 15:21 SectorEffector
 
Every Rainbow Six game since raven shield has more or less been crap. Got some fun out of vegas 2's multiplayer on the steamsale but even then calling that a rainbow six game just salts the wound.

Never gonna forget that level where you have to send in both teams almost exactly at the same time across the map to prevent the water supply from being poisoned.

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10. No subject May 17, 2013, 19:00 D_K_night
 
that's ok, no reason to preorder from EBGames/Gamestop anyways.

Digital distribution, forget the glorified pawnshops.
 
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9. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 17, 2013, 15:02 RollinThundr
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 17, 2013, 14:15:
Maybe Ubisoft doesn't have the balls to move forward with that concept (domestic terrorism, etc.) given recent events?

I figured this to be the case all along, considering the executive producer who did that Gameinformer interview forever ago was fired shortly after, I'd imagine the game prolly hasn't been worked on much since.
 
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8. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 17, 2013, 14:15 jacobvandy
 
Maybe Ubisoft doesn't have the balls to move forward with that concept (domestic terrorism, etc.) given recent events?  
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7. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 17, 2013, 12:39 Teddy
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 17, 2013, 10:32:
Kinda good. Maybe they will actually make a TACTICAL SHOOTER now?

No, they'll just say that they didn't get enough pre-orders to date and that proves to them that the genre is dead. Then they'll either fire the team or switch them over to making another Assassin's Creed game.

Edit: Incidentally, both the official twitter and facebook pages haven't been updated in over a year. I'd wager it's dead.

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6. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 17, 2013, 12:34 Quboid
 
"We have nothing further to share about Rainbow 6: Patriots at this time."

That's not good. If development was going as expected, they'd be keen to say so.
 
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5. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 17, 2013, 11:56 necrosis
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 17, 2013, 10:32:
Kinda good. Maybe they will actually make a TACTICAL SHOOTER now?
Yeah really. R6 franchise died after RvS.
 
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4. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 17, 2013, 11:28 Techie714
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 17, 2013, 10:32:
Kinda good. Maybe they will actually make a TACTICAL SHOOTER now?

THIS!
 
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3. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 17, 2013, 10:32 netnerd85
 
Kinda good. Maybe they will actually make a TACTICAL SHOOTER now?  
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2. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 17, 2013, 09:43 Creston
 
nin wrote on May 17, 2013, 09:21:
though they consult with "a source with intimate knowledge of the retailer" who tells them someone must have "actively flipped a switch" to eliminate Rainbow 6 Patriots from its system


And god knows Gamestop never passes up a chance to sell preorders!!!!


They kept Duke Nukem Forever preorders going for 13+ years, so yeah, this doesn't bode well for R6.

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1. Re: GameStop Stops Rainbow 6 Patriots Preorders May 17, 2013, 09:21 nin
 
though they consult with "a source with intimate knowledge of the retailer" who tells them someone must have "actively flipped a switch" to eliminate Rainbow 6 Patriots from its system


And god knows Gamestop never passes up a chance to sell preorders!!!!

 
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