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Ubisoft Takes a Step Back on Rainbow Six Siege’s Censorship

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Ubisoft Takes a Step Back on Rainbow Six Siege’s Censorship

A couple of weeks ago, Ubisoft announced some changes scheduled to be done to the aesthetics of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, officially labeling the move as preparation to expand into Asian territories.

The alterations spanned across the removal of references to death like skulls (as you can see in the image below), gambling, blood, and sexual content. According to an update released today, the game’s fanbase has “raised concerns.” Of course, that’s a rather delicate way to put it.

The development team has spent the last week working on possible solutions, and they ultimately decided to reverse the changes alongside the upcoming launch of Operation Wind Bastion.

They also urged fans to be patient if not all the alteration are reversed immediately, as they’re trying to do so to the best of their ability considering that there isn’t much time left before the launch of the next season. Wind Bastion’s launch may be impacted and possibly delayed because this whole ordeal is shortening testing and debug times.

The reasoning behind this sudden one-eighty was explained as follows:

“We have been following the conversation with our community closely over the past couple of weeks, alongside regular discussions with our internal Ubisoft team, and we want to ensure that the experience for all our players, especially those that have been with us from the beginning, remains as true to the original artistic intent as possible.”

Rainbow Six Siege is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Operation Wind Bastion will be the fourth season of the game’s third year.

If you want to learn more about Rainbow Six Siege, you can read our guide on how to play Buck, Sledge, and Blitz.

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