Ubisoft Announces Updates To Rainbow Six Siege
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has maintained a strong active players base since it’s release in 2015. The game is available worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and X Box One. Ubisoft Entertainment is the developer of the game. Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter game that puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and cooperation between players. Players have the option of choosing the role of attackers or defender in different gameplay modes. The game received positive reactions from the critics mostly for it’s tense multiplayer gameplay and focus on tactics. In June 2018, the game had surpassed 35 million registered players across all platforms. Ubisoft wants to bring the game to new Asian markets, and is sterilising some parts to ensure compliance.
Ubisoft is preparing for a year 3 season 4 update to the global version of the game. The developer states that the changes will have no impact on the gameplay. According to the developer, the new version is all about the speed and efficiency. It also makes the game “future-proof” by ensuring that all the updates are in sync with the regulations.
Changes In The Game
The changes in the game will be aesthetic in nature, it will only alter the UI and maps. However, Ubisoft writes that “We are adjusting art and visuals, but are not compromising what makes Rainbow Six Siege the game you know today”. All the suggestive imagery, references to gambling, violent elements and even skulls will be replaced. Even the signs in the activity feed for kills will be replaced with “safer” references.
New icons will replace the action feed icons. A fist icon will replace the skulls and knife icons. Milder images will replace the in-game wall art with skulls to be in compliance with the regulations.
Plain brick walls and some bottles will replace the Slot machines and other gambling references. Other examples include the omission of blood splatters on walls and suggestive neon sings throughout the game.
Players are complaining that they are being forced to comply with the other country’s laws. These changes have left the fans unhappy. However, the developers say that these changes will have no effect on the game and that they will be able to rectify bugs easily in a universal build.