Launching in early 2016, Rainbow Six Siege has kept players coming back for more in a never-ending stream of player versus player mayhem. And according to a recent announcement, it doesn't sound like things are slowing down anytime soon.
Rainbow Six Siege is all about tactical combat; two teams of players squaring off in games of cat and mouse where one tries to hold hostages or plant explosives while the other tries to make those efforts a living hell. The team at Ubisoft has supported the game with a year's worth of extra content and events and, looking ahead, it looks like they plan to keep that tradition alive in 2017.
And honestly, that's fantastic news. Nowadays, it's not uncommon for a game to launch, receive about a year's worth of DLC and then quietly fade into the background. Similar to Destiny, it looks like Siege is working on a multi-year plan, with the core game getting more and more content piled on to give players extra bang for their buck.
This is certainly a good way to cap off a year of great shooters. Things basically got rolling in early 2016 with Siege, with games like DOOM, even more Destiny, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare proving that the genre is going about as strong as it ever has been. Now we get news that 2017 will be home to even more Siege content and, well, we're hopeful that means another great year in general is coming for shooters.
To be fair, Ubisoft has been comparing Siege to a "service," rather than a standard game installation. They've wanted to keep players coming back again and again and, through the past year, they've done exactly that. Part of the secret formula has been new operators for players to try out, including eight avatars with their own primary and secondary weapons, as well as fun gadgets to use in the heat of battle. This past year's DLC has also included a quartet of new maps to play on, a bunch of cosmetic items and even new game modes and various events hosted on a regular basis.
All of that was broken down into a collection of four Operation packs. The ball got rolling in February with Black Ice, followed by Dust Line a few months later, with Skull Rain coming in August and Red Crow wrapping things up this month. Using that as a guide, we wouldn't be surprised if Ubisoft has a very similar set of DLC lined up for year two of Rainbow Six Siege.