No Rainbow Six Siege sequel due to a 10-year plan.
Here’s something new: while most games these days have sequels being cooked even before the first entry is released, it seems Ubisoft’s super successful first-person shooter, Rainbow Six Siege, won’t be going the same route.
During the Six Invitational Finals panel earlier today, a lot of details were shared regarding the future of the franchise, and chief among the details shared was for fans to not expect a Rainbow Six Siege sequel! Here’s the summary of the four-hour video embedded below.
Notable things mentioned during the stream:
- 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. Each side gets to ban 1 attacker and 1 defender for the whole map.
- 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.
In other Rainbow Six Siege news, don’t forget to check out the latest video released by Ubisoft where we see the abilities of the new Operators in action.
Do you believe Ubisoft that no sequel is planned? Or is this a technically true since it won’t be called Rainbow Six Siege 2? Or maybe the game is still raking in a lot of dough that Ubisoft doesn’t even need to release one?