The launch of Rainbow Six: Siege will be delayed from the 13th October until December according to an announcement by Ubisoft.
Ubisoft’s statement reads
This wasn’t an easy decision, but based on the feedback we’ve received, and based on our own internal tests, we felt there are adjustments and improvements we can make, including improving the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation.
The Closed Beta is still scheduled to take place on the 24th September
The additional time will allow us to further test things like infrastructure and matchmaking. That extra testing and added polish will make for a higher-quality experience at launch.
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.
Rainbow Six: Siege will launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 1st December. Pre-orders guarantee access to the Closed Beta in September.