Publisher Ubisoft announced on Tuesday that the upcoming first-person shooter title Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has been delayed.
The previous launch date for Rainbow Six Siege was set for October 13, but Ubisoft has now pushed the title back to a release date of December 1 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Posting on the Ubisoft Blog, the publisher explained that Rainbow Six Siege’s delay would ensure that developer Ubisoft Montreal has the extra time to make the necessary “adjustments and improvements” to several areas of the title, such as “improving the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation.”
“We’re taking a little more time to make these changes, and we think it’s the right call,” Ubisoft added. “We understand that many of you are excited to get your hands on the final game, but as gamers ourselves we know that quality comes first and we are committed to delivering the best game possible.”
Meanwhile, Ubisoft has reassured fans that Rainbow Six Siege’s closed beta testing will still be taking place on September 24, allowing the development team to continue testing aspects like the title’s infrastructure and matchmaking.
Rainbow Six Siege’s closed beta feedback will “make for a higher-quality experience at launch,” according to Ubisoft.