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Rainbow Six Siege may go free-to-play at some point

Published: 13:09, 25 February 2020
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Rainbow Six Siege developers want to make the game free-to-play so everyone can access it but that may not happen soon since it is a company decision.

Ubisoft's megapopular tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege could become entirely free one day. The ultimate goal of the developers is to offer the game to everyone and according to game director Leroy Athanassoff, that could happen at some point in the future.

"I think on the development team we want that at some point," Athanassoff said in the latest interview with PC Gamer . Furthermore, he continued by explaining which features they need to implement and what issues to tackle to make this a possibility.

“You need certain features ready to be a good and successful free-to-play game,” he said. One of these features is a solid solution for smurfing, which is a practice of creating a new account to reset your skill rating and play against less-skilled players.

However, even if the developers managed to solve these problems, the company (Ubisoft) would still need to give a green light to make Rainbow Six Siege free to play. "It’s a company decision," Athanassoff confirmed.

All in all, it will probably take a while before Rainbow Six Siege officially becomes free to play title but it is nice to see that Ubisoft have already laid out plans for such change, especially since the publisher confirmed several times that Rainbow Six Siege will be supported with new content for years to come.

Rainbow Six Siege is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

For more news about the game, read about the concurrent player record on Steam and Operation Void Edge changes.

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