Ubisoft will no longer be removing sex, gambling and violence references from the international versions of Rainbow Six Siege.
After much fanfare from the community that claimed Rainbow Six’s removal of the original designs were simply censorship, Ubisoft will be giving in to the demands of fans.
The changes that were made will be reverted in the game’s international release when the game’s Wind Bastion update releases. Ubisoft says that they’ll try and keep changes to a minimum in upcoming seasons.
Rainbow 6 Siege is currently working its way into Asian territories and, in order to keep in line with their strict censorship laws, is making some changes.
Explained through a Ubisoft blog post, Rainbow 6’s asset removal will focus on stripping the game of references to sex, gambling, and violence. These changes are being made for a good reason; by changing the assets across the board Ubisoft won’t have to work on maintaining two different builds of the game – one for westerners and the other for easterners.
Some fans are claiming that Ubisoft is needlessly censoring their version of the game, despite no changes being made to the core of the product.
“We have a commitment to ensure that the Rainbow Six Siege experience remains true to its roots. We are adjusting art and visuals, but we are not compromising what makes Rainbow Six Siege the game you know today.”