Rainbow Six Siege Has Been Played By Over 55 Million People
Tons of people are still very much interested in Rainbow Six Siege it seems, according to Ubisoft’s most recent earnings report. The company touted the success of its tactical shooter and said the game has now reached over 55 million players who’ve registered to play it. It’s been a steady climb for the game that’s consistently added new content throughout Ubisoft’s standard seasonal system, and it looks like we can expect more people to get on board since that content won’t be drying up anytime soon.
It is clear that those mixed reviews Rainbow Six Siege received back when it launched in 2015 did nothing to stop Ubisoft from continuing supporting the first-person shooter. Back in September 2019, Ubisoft announced that they reached 50 million players. That means within only a few months, Rainbow Six Siege garnered another 5 million registered players.
The developers announced that Siege had reached 25 million players back in February 2018. Ubisoft’s previous announcements included 20 million in August 2017, 30 million in April 2018, on through to 35 million at E3 and 40 million in October 2018. As of September 2019, Siege stands at 50 million players.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again…
We are here to stay.
Thank you for 50 Million players! pic.twitter.com/9IpTFlFARL
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) September 6, 2019
From December 21 to January 21, Siege averaged 90,731 concurrent players, as Steam Charts shows (and as folks on Reddit have noted). That period’s peak player count of 151,678 doesn’t quite match the historic high of 176,208 back in March 2018, but the average is ultimately the more relevant number it indicates that players are continuing to stick with the game throughout the days and weeks.
Siege was already on an upward trend in December 2019, but the current success has been buoyed by the Road to SI 2020 event, which offers a battle pass and a new game mode that lets you play as any operator in the game, whether or not you own them.
The Rainbow Six series started back in 1998, originally based on a Tom Clancy novel by the same name. The franchise has become one of Ubisoft’s most important, with Siege being the eight major installment in the series.
Rainbow Six Siege is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.