March 8, 2012, 22:48

Rainbow 6 Patriots Could Be Getting A Development Shake-up, Lead Devs Axed

By Phillip Costigan, Contributor

Ubisoft’s Rainbow 6 Patriots could be getting a development shake-up, or even be totally rebooted, as Ubisoft axes several of the game’s lead developers.

Creative director David Sears, narrative lead Richard Rouse III, lead designer Philippe Therien and animation director Brent George are no longer working on the project, which probably indicated Ubisoft wasn’t happy with the title’s direction, and with such key developers leaving the project, it will be interesting to see if the development continues as is, or if it’ll be scrapped and re-revealed.

A Ubisoft spokesperson added:

David Sears is no longer on the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots team and the new Creative Director is Jean-Sebastien Decant.

The development team is still hard at work to deliver the next instalment of the revered Tom Clancy series and more details on the game will be revealed at a later date.

The game is still scheduled for a 2013 release, although it is probably doubtful we’ll see it before the latter months at least.

The game was originally revealed with a pretty shocking, albeit great prototype video, and was announced for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. You can check out the original video below, featuring the axed creative director David Sears to catch a glimpse at the direction in which the game was heading.