Rainbow Six Siege isn’t going free-to-play and you’re to blame. Yes, you!

Rainbow Six Siege free

And now for something completely different, let's talk about a game that isn't free-to-play and isn't going to be free-to-play. Ever. Probably.

Ubisoft's Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a game that could eventually go through a business model switch and Ubisoft isn't a stranger to these wanderings, but it seems to be off the table for now.

According to Rainbow Six Brand Director, Alexandre Remy, speaking to Daily Star, Ubisoft is open to any way that it can make the game more accessible and available, but free-to-play… nah!

“A free-to-play game automatically attracts a huge influx of population, not all of them playing the game for sake of winning. Sometimes they play just because it’s free and so they get in and that can lead to potential toxicity.”

He's not wrong, you know. Having an entry price keeps many trolls at bay and ensures that the experience remains more or less shielded:

“Even having a small price helps create a barrier of entry where, as a player, you ask yourself the question “should I spend those five bucks?” and if you do I think it’s a decision and a commitment. I think that’s a valid approach.”

I hate to say it, but not every game has to go free-to-play. All things considered, after over three years, Rainbow Six Siege still has one heck of a player base, so this is definitely not the game for Ubisoft to worry about. This one, however, I'm not so convinced about.

And remember, guys: don't be toxic. Be nice and have fun playing video games.


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