Rainbow Six Siege Season 2 Delayed to Focus on the Title’s Growth
Ubisoft has made an announcement that they’ll be delaying season 2 for Rainbow Six Siege in order to better balance out the game. The titles health is important to Ubisoft and in order to achieve this, they’ve decided to take the next few months to focus on rebuilding.
This refocus means that season 2 of the game featuring Hong Kong will be delayed and other changes to future seasons will be made in order to make way for “Operation Health”. This project will be founded on Three Pillars, Technological Improvements, New Deployment Process, and Big Fix Sprints.
Operation Health aims to focus on fixing various issues and investing in features in their technology that will continue to make for a strong game for years to come. This new plan will bring about a simplified matchmaking system, faster servers, and give developers the ability to fix issues faster and more efficiently. It’s an interesting move on Ubisoft’s part, and may prove to be a positive thing for both developers and players alike.
Unfortunately, this does mean that season 2 is getting delayed. In fact, all seasons are essentially just getting pushed back to make room for this Operation Health. The Hong Kong DLC will be moved to August of this year as a part of season 3 and South Korea will move to season 4. Incidentally, this does leave Poland without a dedicated season. The operators for Hong Kong and South Korea will release during their respective new seasons and the GROM operators will be releasing during seasons 3 and 4 as opposed to the original season 4. The list of maps has also been changed from 4 to 3.
Things may be switching up and the immediate concern is going to be whether or not Year 2 season pass holders will be getting their money’s worth. Players will not be getting a refund as they will be receiving the same amount of content as originally planned, albeit in a different time frame.
Ubisoft didn’t say what exactly the new tech coming with Operation Health would be, but did mention that there would be regular updates through the course of the three months of the plan. The company is also planning to open a Q&A during a panel discussion after the Pro League Finals on May 21st. Is this Operation Health a good decision on Ubisoft’s part? Let us know your thoughts on the future of Rainbow Six Siege in the comments below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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