Ubisoft has announced that its tactical first-person shooter, Rainbow Six Siege, has surpassed 20 million total players across all platforms. Showing continuous growth in both its total and average player counts since launch, the game currently sits among the most popular shooters on the market.
Initially discussed during Ubisoft's FYQ1 earnings call, the shooter was on track to hit this next big milestone by the end of July. Although a few days later than expected, the game has now exceeded this, with more than 2.3 million players signing in daily.
Rainbow Six Siege recently hit the 20 million registered player mark, with more than 2.3 million players signing on every day. "Our community is growing and so is our ambition to make Siege a shooter that is here to stay," says Nicolas Lefebvre, Product Director. "The next few weeks are very exciting as it marks the culmination of Operation Health and the release of our next season set in Hong Kong."
Rainbow Six Siege has come a long way since its troubled launch, initially plagued with connectivity issues and a little traction across the board. Between two seasons of free DLC and listening to community feedback, the title has made an expected turnaround, ultimately emerging as one of the publisher's biggest success stories this generation.
Earlier this year it was reported that its pool of concurrent PC players had expanded 5 times since launch, showing continued growth midway through its second year. In an industry where developers fight to keep player bases from declining after launch, this is an unusual trend to see from a solely multiplayer-based title.
Currently, Ubisoft continues to build off community feedback, having most recently kicked off a dedicated period for delivering in-game fixes. The "Operation Health" initiative has halted all DLC releases while delivering server improvements, hit registration tweaks and other refinements to the flow of gameplay. This will be followed by a Hong Kong themed expansion, introducing a free map and playable operators into the roster.
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