Rainbow Six Extraction will be available on day one for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass owners.
Ubisoft’s gooey-looking co-op shooter is finally coming on January 20th, after an unfortunate delay from its initial September 2021 release date and an even more unfortunate name change last June—Rainbow Six Quarantine just hit a bit. Was doing Very Closer to home in the world’s current dumpster fires. It’s made up of characters, shooting, and movement from Rainbow Six Siege, so those familiar with the competitive shooter should feel right at home in the world of Extraction. If you haven’t had Siege yet, Ubisoft is also popping in on PC Game Pass on January 20th.
If you’re not a PC Game Pass subscriber, Ubisoft also announced that it was slashing the price by $20 in November, giving staff writer Morgan Park the impression that Rainbow Six’s usual large-scale cases are not the case. Extraction is going to be more condensed in comparison.
Morgan, checking out Rainbow Six Extraction in a preview last June, enjoyed its Siege-style shooting, but was disappointed that it failed to draw from the other great aspects of its source material: “It feels weird to play such a game. What looks, sounds, and feels like Siege and yet neglects some of its best qualities. Still, it makes sense that an entirely different team would adopt Siege’s structure and take it in a different direction. I’m not sure if this direction is particularly exciting. Objective and enemy diversity is at least a promising start.”