Sorry, Rainbow Six Siege’s local console (and PC) servers probably won’t be live this week, but “soon”

Because my holiday starts next week and I’m desperately trying to finish up work in time, everything is going wrong. I got an email from a local Ubisoft PR rep on Tuesday, including info that the publisher would “be announcing and taking live the test servers for Rainbow Six Siege (consoles) this week”, which discerning readers will recognise from the headline of the previously published content – but it turns out I’ve been bamboozled.

Prompted by Devon Petermann’s comment under the original article, I requested more info about this from Ubisoft HQ, and can unconfirm the previous info and confirm this new info instead:

  • The local test servers on PC are now closed, and Ubisoft is “currently analysing the results”, with the intention of establishing “permanent servers in South Africa soon”.
  • In the meantime, Rainbow Six Siege players on PC and console will connect to existing game servers in the EU.
  • I need a holiday.

My apologies for the mix-up.

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