Back in June 2019, Ubisoft unveiled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine. This was at the E3 conference, during the relatively early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when many countries were still going back and forth between implementing quarantine procedures. The company had recently hinted that it might rename the title in light of ongoing real-world events, and now it appears that it has finally reached a decision.
As can be seen in the artwork above, the game might be renamed to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Parasite. This change was first spotted over at MP1st, which says that it got the information from a site which scrapes information about game updates on the PlayStation Network. You can still see the listing for yourself here.
The patch listing shows it as an “initial launch patch”. This is interesting because Ubisoft delayed the title a couple of months ago, and it still has no firm release date. Even during the firm’s earnings call recently, CFO Frédérick Duguet committed to a timeline of around September 30, 2021. However, based on the patch, it would seem that the entry is much closer to launch than anticipated.
When Ubisoft unveiled Quarantine last year, it described it as a 3-player squad-based survival FPS in which players “will face off against a mysterious threat infecting human hosts and their surroundings”. Given the above description, the rebranding to Parasite is still apt. Even though the report and supporting evidence appear to be legitimate, it is important to note that Ubisoft has not officially confirmed the rebranding as of yet.