Hitting 20 million total registered players is an impressive feat, and that’s just what Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege did recently. Not only that, but the game also sees more than 2.3 million players sign in every day to play, two years after its release.
Ubisoft revealed these figures in a blog post with Product Director Nicolas Lefebvre saying, “Our community is growing and so is our ambition to make Siege a shooter that is here to stay.” In addition, Lefebvre went on to explain that the next few weeks will mark the culmination of Operation Health and the release of Rainbow Six Siege’s next season set in Hong Kong.
As described in the post, Operation Health was an initiative by the development team to improve the player experience by issuing a series of fixes and upgrades. By recently conducting public technical tests, the team gathered valuable information on how to improve match stability. Operation Health fine-tuned certain mechanics to fix hit boxes and spawn killing.
On top of those fixes, Season Three is set to bring two 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. Rainbow Six Siege has received constant support since its release in December 2015, and these new Operators will open up even more strategic opportunities and challenges.
Seeing the success that Rainbow Six Siege has had post-launch with a surge of players, it’s no wonder that Ubisoft is becoming more interested in the Games as a Service model. For Honor adopted a similar structure, and the studio aims to support the Skull and Bones brand for at least ten years.