Looks like Rainbow Six Extraction will be out January 20

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Rainbow Six Extraction, Ubisoft's way of getting in on the popularity of co-op horde shooters by turning Rainbow Six Siege into a three-player L4D-like with alien zombies, was given a release date of September 16 at E3 earlier this year. That was then pushed back to January 2022, though a specific date wasn't given. As VGC (opens in new tab) points out, however, Ubisoft's own blog post (opens in new tab) about Extraction's gameplay debut from June has been quietly amended to give a release date of January 20. (Via the Wayback Machine, here's the original version of the same blog post (opens in new tab) with the September 16 date.)

Presumably this bit of housekeeping was supposed to happen at the same time as a more official announcement, but Ubisoft has yet to make one. We'll let you know when they do.

Rainbow Six Extraction lets you choose from 18 Rainbow Six operators to take on alien archæans over 12 maps set across the United States, including New York and San Francisco. The extraction of the title refers to the fact you'll have to choose whether to risk pushing deeper into alien territory after completing each mission, potentially losing whatever rewards you've earned, or extract to bank your gains. 

Rainbow Six Extraction was previously named Rainbow Six Quarantine, a name Ubisoft decided to rethink given the whole global pandemic situation. It'll be releasing on the Ubisoft Store (opens in new tab), the Epic Games Store (opens in new tab), and Stadia, and will be included with a Ubisoft+ subscription.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.