In announcing Rainbow Six: Vegas had shipped for Xbox 360, Ubisoft also revealed that the PS3 and PSP versions of the first-person shoot had been delayed into 2007. Rainbow Six: Vegas won't be available on either system until January 30. Part of the delay may be attributed to the online component of Vegas.
When IGN recently visited Ubisoft's office to get hands-on time with Rainbow Six on 360, we asked if the PS3 version would have the same online functions. We were told that "it should work." Not exactly the most confident of responses for a game original expected to ship on PS3 in November.
With developers receiving information on the PlayStation Network close to launch, third-party games have taken a bit of an online hit. For instance, online multiplayer in Tony Hawk's Project 8 had to be cut. Since the success of Rainbow Six relies on its online support, a delay to ensure the best possible multiplayer experience may not be the worst news.