E3 2021: Ubisoft shows off Rainbow Six: Extraction gameplay


Rainbow Six: Extraction is the highly anticipated new IP from Ubisoft set in the universe of the beloved Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise. The game was born from the temporary Quarantine mode created for Siege. The clamor for more of the Quarantine mode made Ubisoft decide to turn it into a separate Rainbow Six game.

Ubisoft’s E3 2021 presentation gave us a deeper dive into the gameplay of Extraction. The game will feature PvE coop gameplay of 1-3 players using 18 Operators with unique sets of skills from Siege alongside familiar gameplay too. One unique caveat, however, is if an Operator is captured by the aliens, then they need to be rescued before they are playable again. Apart from the usual arsenal familiar across the Rainbow Six series, the game will also include new weapons and gadgets to use in the fight against the aliens. Extraction will also feature rogue-like gameplay, particularly the loss of progress from unsuccessful missions. Players will be able to go through 12 challenging maps with procedurally-generated missions and threats that continually evolve.

The game was originally introduced as a game dealing with a widespread outbreak. It was eventually changed from Rainbow Six: Quarantine with a different outbreak concept than before as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. In Extraction, the alien outbreak was caused by a parasite first appearing in New Mexico, and continued to spread across the world.

First announced in 2019, Rainbow Six: Extraction will finally be releasing to the world on September 16th, 2021, playable on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S. Extraction will also support cross-play across different console generations.