Where was Rainbow 6: Patriots during E3?

Ubisoft had an impressive run this year at E3, showing off titles like Assassin's Creed III, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Watch Dogs but one fan favorite was missing. Tom Clany's Rainbow 6: Patriots didn't make its way into E3 this year and we can only help but wonder why.

Tony Key, Ubisoft senior vice president of sales, sat down with IGN to explain why Rainbow 6 was missing in action. “Let's just say that Rainbow 6 is still in active development but what we decided was that the best thing for the brand was to not bring it to the show right now."

With Ubisoft's already heavy E3 lineup they didn't want to overwhelm people with too many games.“We have a lot of other games that we want to focus people on and there will be more information on Rainbow coming," said Key.

Last December Ubisoft released a trailer that showed modern-day terrorists attempting to assume control. Even with the delay Rainbow 6: Patriots will be on current generation consoles.

"This is the only generation that I know about, so I would assume yes."

It is assumed that Rainbow 6: Patriots will be available in 2013 but no specific date has been confirmed.