If you’ve been waiting for a sequel to Ubisoft’s ongoing live service game Rainbow Six Siege, you’ll have to wait a little longer. In a Reddit AMA, creative director Leroy Athanassof stated that while there could be a sequel in the future, the team is currently looking for changes in an incremental way “within the current Siege frame.”
Rainbow Six Siege has delivered numerous updates, new characters, gameplay balances, and maps over the course of its five-year lifespan. Originally released on the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, Rainbow Six Siege recently released a crossplay update, as well as a next-gen port for the PS5 and Xbox Series X, meaning the title will likely stay here for a while.
Ubisoft seems to agree, with the director stating that the Siege is “an evolving game” in which the team is constantly making changes within the existing framework of the game – after all, what’s a live-service model game if it’s not always evolving? Athanasof notes that while “the Siege of the future will be drastically different from that of today Siege, to the point where we might call it siege 2,” the community doesn’t need a new game because the team prefers to ‘protect’ [users’] invest and increase its value.”
Invest 2 would mean a new game, a new environment, probably a new inventory and maybe a new development team. We don’t feel this is necessary for the community. We care about your investment in the game, we don’t want to switch to a new one. Instead, we want to protect your investment and increase its value through your current “home” (ie: SIEGE) even better. It’s like renovating your old house to make it up-to-date, shiny and attractive.
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