Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Reverts Previously Announced Aesthetic Changes

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Reverts Previously Announced Aesthetic Changes

Ubisoft wants to ensure that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege "remains as true to the original artistic intent as possible."

Today, Ubisoft announced that they will be reverting the aesthetic changes they had previously announced for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege earlier this month.

Set to be implemented in the upcoming Year 3, Season 4 update Operation Wind Bastion, these visual adjustments would be made to various maps and icons to tone down the violent nature of the tactical shooter. These changes were going to be made due to the game’s expansion into Asian territories, where there are laws that are fairly strict on what could be shown in a video game.

So, why the sudden mentality change? Simply put, the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege community and players “raised concerns” according to the article Ubisoft posted. After spending a week attempting to develop solutions to the problem, it was decided they would revert the changes.

The changes will begin to revert alongside the Operation Wind Bastion update. There is no specific date when all the changes will be reverted since there is a chance some of the altered visuals may still be there after the update launches. It is stated that they will “remove them all to the best of our ability considering the short timeframe and with the lowest impact on the season’s launch date and our build stability.” It is also stated that these changes “may lead to a season delay and/or some instability.”

So what about all the players who reside in Asian territories? As the post states, “current players in Asian territories can continue enjoying the same game as the other players.” Players who do want to stay informed on the matter should follow the Rainbow Six Twitter as they will keep those interested updated.

In other Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege news, the aforementioned update, Operation Wind Bastion, is just around the corner. Featuring two new operators and a new map, players can start testing out the new update in the test server today.