Rainbow Six Siege Team Is Now Under New Leadership
Ubisoft announced that creative director Xavier Marquis and brand director Alexandre Remy as well as a few other members of the Rainbow Six Siege crew are “passing the torch.” A video (below) detailing the studio update explains that those leaving the development team are moving away so that they can “pursue other interests within Ubisoft.”
In a video, Marquis and Remy explained that their moves to steer Siege from launch to the game as it stands today was a transitional project, but now that it’s running smoothly and continuously, they feel comfortable stepping back and appreciating it as fans. But that doesn’t mean the game is going into maintenance mode, as Athanassoff commented on his own vision for the future of the project.
We will start expanding the “game universes.” If you look at player experience, we need to stop thinking about exclusive features and start implementing inclusive features instead. What I mean is that we need to deliver content that will impact every player and the whole community.
“This upcoming core team will cover all aspects of the game, the full scope of everything special about Siege. This is going to be one of the strengths of this core team. We will start expanding the ‘game universes.’ If you look at player experience, we need to stop thinking about exclusive features and start implementing inclusive features. What I mean, is that we need to deliver content that will impact every player and the whole community.”
The most recent seasonal update to Rainbow Six Siege was Shifting Tides, which added two more operators. The studio is also planning to bring the game to PS5 and Xbox Series X, and a separate team is currently working on Rainbow Six Quarantine, a PvE spin-off.
A studio shakeup like this can sometimes sound like bad news, but Ubisoft ensures that it doesn’t have any plans to stop development anytime soon. Since its release in 2015, Rainbow Six Siege has received regular updates, with one recent content pack featuring a Latin America theme.