Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has turned out to be an extremely successful game for the developer Ubisoft. It has started Year 3 of free content drop for all users along with the announcement of new version of the game being released at retail. In a developer panel held at the 2018 Invitational Finals, some comments were made on the future of the game and any potential sequel along with its userbase.
- No sequel is planned. They literally said they were there to stay for 10 years, tho i’m not sure how literally that should be taken.
- The active player-count is still growing, 27 million total players. (Might include people who played during free weekends)
- 8 new operators are coming in Year 3. Goal is still hitting a 100 operators eventually.
- Changes coming to the standard edition. You will now start with all 20 legacy (original) operators unlocked.
- In the future all weapon attachments will be free and unlocked from the go.
- The problem child that is starter edition will go from 4 free operators to 6.
- They are adding new Data-centers in South Africa and South Europe.
- Pick and Ban is coming for operators in Pro-league. Bans are for the whole game.
- Pro-league will be 1 team attacking 5 times followed by the other team attacking 5 times.
- They will be working hard on improving the Pro-league in general. They are first of all reworking the observation tool.
- Some maps will be renovated and rebalanced. Bomb-mode will be the focus for map design. (Extremely good in my opinion.)
- The map “Yacht” is coming back to casual.
- The Map “Hereford” will be the first map to be reworked.
- Every season (at least that is the goal. Changes will ship when ready) a map will receive a buff. Small changes that should help improve the meta on the map, mostly through improving specific objectives to make more bomb-sights viable.
- First map to receive a buff is “Clubhouse”. Bar-room and Top floor will both be buffed. They are aiming for season 2 as the goal for completion.
- Esports is there to stay.
- Lan-competitions will happen. Dreamhack got name dropped but didn’t catch the context.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is currently undergoing a free weekend on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It will end of February 20th and the full game can also be bought at a 50% discount during this time frame.