Whilst preparing to expand Rainbow Six Siege into Asian territories, Ubisoft has announced some ‘aesthetic changes’ that will come into effect starting next season. The adjustments will be made to the game’s environment and will not affect gameplay, the developers claim.
Instead of releasing and maintaining two separate versions for each region, Ubisoft wants a single, global version. Not only will this make development easier and more efficient, but any future changes won’t conflict with global regulations.
“We have a commitment to ensure that the Rainbow Six Siege experience remains true to its roots,” says Ubisoft. “We are adjusting art and visuals, but are not compromising what makes Rainbow Six Siege the game you know today.”
The changes will arrive in the fourth season of this year, and Ubisoft has shared a few examples of what to expect. The general theme is that blood, violence, gambling, and se***l content will be minimized.
It goes without saying that this change is going to be a controversial one, and will definitely stir up the community. After all, such imagery is to be expected from a first-person shooter game with a main theme of violence.
The community has been quick to respond: Some Reddit users are very unhappy, asking if this is some sort of joke, while others are having a laugh. We’ll have to wait and see how the situation progresses.