Update: A Ubisoft spokesperson has reportedly spoken to Video Games Chronicle, revealing that the title is an internal placeholder and more details about the game will be revealed 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. Recently, we ran an internal test for the game and some of its details became public. We can confirm this is a glimpse of the upcoming game, and we will share more details, including the official name, soon."
Rainbow Six: Quarantine was revealed back in 2019, but since then details of the game have been fairly scarce outside of it being a multiplayer focused shooter against infected enemies. However, a recent patch has been spotted for the game which could signal a name change for the title.
While the game has still yet to be released (or even receive a release date), a pre-launch patch has been noticed appearing on the PlayStation Store. As spotted by PlayStation Game Size on Twitter, the 1.01 patch notes the name Rainbow Six: Parasite, suggesting the team has rethought the name considering the current global situation.
Not only that, but new artwork for the game has been spotted by MP1ST, which was also found on the PlayStation Store and embodies the new title. As the patch has begun hitting digital storefronts, it may be a sign that a release is imminent. We're sure we'll find out what's going on soon enough either way.
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