Rainbow Six Quarantine, Small-Scoped Ubisoft RPG Orpheus To Be Revealed At E3 2019


Ubisoft is doing its usual variety of announcements this year at E3, and this time around – outside of the lineup you’d expect from the publisher – there could be at least a couple of surprises. We’ve already been told about Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs Legion, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint, but there’s something more.

As shared by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, in fact, the publisher has two more games that it has never talked about, and that will be finally disclosed at E3 2019. One is something we saw coming a few months ago; the other is set to be a surprise since it hasn’t popped up on the Internet before.

Rainbow Six Quarantine is going to be a cooperative shooter based on the PvE experience Outbreak that was released some time ago on Rainbow Six Siege. It is said to be based on the Pioneer sci-fi project that was being built by Alex Hutchinson, Assassin’s Creed III’s director, and that was “retooled” to fit in the franchise.

From what we hear it’s completely different from Rainbow Six Siege, despite using the same engine, since it will offer a player versus environment experience and won’t be featuring competitive gameplay. Also, from the name, we understand it is going to be filled with zombies or alien-like creatures of sorts.

Then, Ubisoft is also rumored to be working on a “small-scoped RPG,” codenamed Orpheus, that is coming with an art style inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’ll be a proper role-playing game, not an action adventure, and shouldn’t have anything more in common with BotW outside of the graphics.

This is set to be particularly interesting as the publisher is investing in the RPG genre quite a bit now, after the successful relaunch of the Assassin’s Creed saga with Origins and Odyssey that turned out being very good both in terms of how they play and how they sold/got people invested for a long timespan.

You can check our expectations for the Ubisoft E3 2019 media briefing here.