There’s unlikely to be a Rainbow Six Siege 2 for a long time, as Ubisoft sets out its long-term goals for the online shooter.
When people talk about games as a service not necessarily being a bad thing, Rainbow Six Siege is one of the games they look to as a positive example.
When it was first released, back in late 2015, Siege was a bit of a mess, with too little content and all the usual launch problems of an online shooter. But Ubiosoft stuck with it, and now the game is enjoying faster growth than it ever has.
It currently has 27 million players worldwide, an increase of two million in just three months.
But despite its age there’s no talk of a sequel yet, and instead the developers have said they want to support the game for 10 years and eventually have 100 operators (i.e. player characters).
The developers were speaking at the 2018 Six Invitational, as reported by VG247, and it’s likely the 10-year goal was not meant literally.
But since the game already models itself after evergreen online titles such as Counter-Strike it’s obvious that there’ll be no follow-up in the immediate future.
Instead, they’re concentrating on new features and additions, including the new zombie-filled Outbreak mode – which turns the game into something very close to Left 4 Dead.
There’ll also be eight new operators released during year three, while existing maps will be all be updated and buffed.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be other Rainbow Six games of some kind in the future though, especially as Siege is pretty different from either the original games or later titles like Rainbow Six Vegas.