Ubisoft has announced on it's blog that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has now surpassed 20 million registered players. The squad-based first-person shooter has steadily grown since release, no doubt helped by Ubisoft’s strategy of supporting the game with a steady stream of DLC following its 2015 release.
Ubisoft announced this news at the weekend, and it's made clear that it intends to support the game for a long time. Ubisoft product director, Nicolas Lefebvre, stated that, ‘Our community is growing and so is our ambition to make Siege a shooter that is here to stay’. With 2.3 million daily active users, you couldn’t really argue with that claim.
Siege has been undergoing a period of long-term fixes and upgrades to ‘improve the overall experience’, courtesy of the Operation Health initiative. The development team put this into place in order to balance the game and resolve issues that had cropped up over time. The next season is set in Hong Kong, which brings two new operators from Hong Kong’s Special Duties Unit (SDU), a new Operator from Poland’s Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego (GROM), a new map, and new weapons.
The game is clearly going from strength-to-strength, and with the upcoming culmination of Operation Health (via a 15gb patch on consoles), it seems that things could get even better. Hong Kong will be released in August as part of Season Three and South Korea in November during Season Four.
Rainbow Six Siege is out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.