The Rainbow Six Siege open beta has been delayed

Ubisoft has announced on its official blog that it has delayed the launch of its planned open beta for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. 

According to the post, issues with matchmaking and disconnection across all formats ultimately lead to the French publishing pulling the plug. The open beta was scheduled to go live yesterday before wrapping up on Sunday, November 29. 

We’re postponing the open beta until a later time and keeping the game under closed beta status,” said Ubisoft. “We apologize for the delay and can assure you this is our top priority. We will keep everyone updated regularly as we continue to deploy improvements.”

Right now it’s unknown when (or indeed, if) the open beta will go live, as the game itself is out on Tuesday, December 1. Yesterday it was confirmed that the beta will run at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One, the same resolution as the closed beta in September. 

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege takes the form of a first-person shooter and is powered by the AnvilNext game engine. The game is also considered a proper successor to the canceled project, Rainbow Six: Patriots. Siege places a large emphasis on environmental destruction and co-op between players as they team up to conquer opposing forces. The game takes place several years after the deactivation of the Rainbow Program, which has been started up again by a mysterious individual known only as ‘Six.’

Gamers are pitted against a new foe known as The White Masks as they assume control of an operator in the Rainbow squad. Each operator will be unique in the sense they have their own nationality, perks, abilities and equipment to make use of in battle. While there is a heavy emphasis on multiplayer co-op action, Rainbow Six Siege will also incorporate a single-player campaign for those who wish to tackle things solo, though you can team up with a friend if you wish.