In an interview with PC Gamer, Ubisoft has revealed that Rainbow Six Siege could see over 100 operators, suggesting that there’s several years of support still planned for the game.
Rainbow Six Siege has not been without its ups and downs. Initially launching to a lukewarm reception, the game has come along leaps and bounds over the past year or two, the game also received a second year of support from Ubisoft with more Operators and maps coming to the game over the next 12 months. However it looks like there’s no stopping there.
Product director Nicolas Lefebvre said in an interview with PC Gamer that “we are looking at developing the game with 100 Operators” adding; “I’ll let you do the math and work out how many years that does. There’s no reason for us to stop there.”
I did the math, and if Ubisoft continued to release 8 operators a year, as per the first season – and didn’t add extra operators or take another break – that’d mean that Ubisoft planned to continue support for Rainbow Six Siege for the next eight-ish years. That’d mean Ubisoft plan to commit to the game for a total of ten years, which isn’t too surprising considering Activision’s plan to keep Destiny alive for 10 years.
Whether or not this is an actual commitment, or just a hypothetical pipe-dream remains to be seen. We’ll see in 2025 if Rainbow Six Siege is still going strong.