As reported by MP1ST, this update, which is said to be an “initial launch patch,” includes “an image from the file belonging to the PS4 of the dash, boot, and save data icon, and the mention of Rainbow Six Parasite…”
In a statement to IGN, Ubisoft explained that the game’s name would be changed, and that the patch did refer to internal testing for Quarantine – but that Parasite is a placeholder title, with an official title to be announced soon:
“While we recently shared that we will be changing the name of Rainbow Six Quarantine, ‘Parasite’ is only a placeholder that our internal teams use. We are very happy with the interest generated by this game’s development and will share more details, including the official name, soon.”
The changed title, on-network testing, and recent affirmation that the game would arrive by the end of September, may point to an announcement coming sooner rather than later. It’s also possible that this update could be paving the way for a possible beta test.
Per MP1ST’s digging, PlayStation Vita owners will also be happy to know that there was an image included that shows a seeming work-in-progress look at the guide for Remote Play in the game.
Rainbow Six Quarantine (or Parasite!) is a “three-player, tactical co-op shooter” that is set in the future. It has players entering a quarantine zone to fight a mutated alien parasite that has been infecting human hosts and causing a ton of chaos.
Rainbow Six Quarantine was originally announced at E3 2019 for an early 2020 release, but the pandemic contributed to its delay, as it has for so many other games.
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