Rainbow Six Quarantine Has Reportedly Been Renamed To Rainbow Six Parasite

rainbow six parasite title bannerWhen Ubisoft announced Rainbow Six Quarantine at E3 2019, the thought of a global pandemic that would force the whole world to go into quarantine was probably the farthest thing from their minds. The studio then announced later that year that they were delaying the game to the first half of 2021 and that was the last we’ve heard from the upcoming shooter.

Here’s the game’s official description when it was first revealed:

“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine is a 3-player squad-based survival FPS being developed by an entirely new team at Ubisoft Montreal.

The Rainbow Six operators will face off against a mysterious threat infecting human hosts and their surroundings. Prepare to launch into tense, chaotic, and totally unpredictable missions as you and your squad risk everything every time you step into quarantine.”

Nearly two years later and we have reports that Ubisoft has decided to change the game’s title because it hit a little too close to home. According to MP1st, they’ve dug up PlayStation 4 dash, boot, and save data icons for a game called Rainbow Six Parasite.

Ubisoft later issued a statement to PCGamesN confirming that they will be changing the upcoming game’s title.

“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’ll let you know as soon as more information comes to light.