Rainbow Six Siege Hits Record Number Of Players
Siege shows no signs of slowing down.
Rainbow Six Siege is celebrating a major milestone. Ubisoft has announced that the game has surpassed 30 million registered players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is currently in its Year 3 of content, with the major update Chimera and subsequent patch kicking off a new round of game updates in March. Ubisoft is also celebrating its success with the game in esports, saying a record 321,000 concurrent viewers tuned into the 2018 Six Invitational.
"Over the last three years we have endeavored to create a solid community built on transparency as we grow and evolve the ever-expanding world of Rainbow Six Siege," said Alexandre Remy, Rainbow Six Siege's brand director. "We are so tremendously honored to achieve this milestone, and we will continue to do everything we can to earn each and every new person that decides to play."
Ubisoft is making some major commitments to Siege players, too, promising to bring a total 100 operators to the game in the coming years. It has also revealed a new plan to tackle "toxicity" in the game. The company is now tracking negative player behaviors, like racial or homophobic slurs, and punishing offending players with temporary or even permanent bans. There are also plans to better track and punish team-killing in the future, and more efforts to "encourage positive behavior."
Rainbow Six Siege has developed a huge following, as evidenced by the huge number of registered players, and Ubisoft is showing a deep commitment is keeping the game alive years after its release. Check out our feature on how Rainbow Six Siege went from rocky start to massive success by GameSpot's Oscar Dayus. And, whether you're one of Siege's millions of devoted fans or really more of an Overwatch person, you'll want to check out the debut episode of Versus in the video above, where Oscar fiercely defends Siege against Overwatch as the greatest multiplayer shooter.