Four years after the release, Ubisoft's tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege has reached 180k concurrent players on Steam, which is a new record for the game on Valve's platform.
Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most, if not the most successful game from Ubisoft's catalogue and it is not surprising that the publisher have a lot of fresh content in plans for the tactical shooter. Recently, Operation Void Edge finally arrived, bringing two new Operators - Iana and Oryx - and several other tweaks and changes.
It seems that the new Operation is quite popular on Steam, where 180k concurrent players record has been broken, four years and two months after the official launch of Rainbow Six Siege. The game is at its best when it comes to player count at the moment and that is without player numbers from Uplay and consoles.
To be fair, it is an outstanding achievement for the tactical shooter, that has been one of the prime examples of a proper, long term game support and Ubisoft definitely deserve a pat on the back for the state of the game at the moment, despite some issues with operators.
As for the future of Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft confirmed several times that there are no plans for the sequel, instead, they want to keep adding more Operators. "We've communicated already a couple of times that our vision for the game is to bring it to 100 operators," Rainbow Six Siege brand director Alexandre Remy said back in 2018.
At the moment, Siege features 54 playable Operators, excluding Recruit, so you can expect a lot more characters in the upcoming years.
Rainbow Six Siege is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.