'No plan' for Rainbow Six Siege battle royale says Ubisoft
Ubisoft states Rainbow Six Siege's upcoming mid-season events won't explore battle royale.
Ubisoft recently unveiled its Year 4 plans for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, outlining a 2019 roadmap of content updates. Alongside major seasonal expansions like Operation Burnt Horizon, the studio has also committed to four "mid-season events," serving as a "playground" beyond three core modes.
In a recent interview DualShockers, Xavier Marquis, Rainbow Six Siege creative director, reportedly discussed the growing battle royale trend. The last-man-standing mode continues to gain traction amid the success of titles like Fortnite and Apex Legends. And while Ubisoft respects its potential, it doesn't see battle royale fitting for Rainbow Six Siege.
Also speaking with Rainbow Six Siege Game Director, Leroy Athanassoff, DualShockers reports there's "no plan of adding a battle royale."
The news comes as little surprise, with Ubisoft now solely focused on its team-based objective gameplay. However, Rainbow Six Siege's mid-season events could deliver promising mashups, with rumors of a toy soldier-themed event currently circulating. Previous experiences like Outbreak co-op and the Halloween Mad House proved successful, also deviating from the core Rainbow Six formula.
In the meantime, Rainbow Six Siege is set to receive an Australian-themed update, dubbed Operation Burnt Horizon. Don't miss our hands-on impressions for a deeper dive into new Operators, Gridlock and Mozzie.
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