Rainbow Six Siege could go free-to-play further down the line.
According to game director Leroy Athanassoff who spoke to PC Gamer at the Six Invitational 2020. Spoke about how the dev team working on Rainbow Six Siege eventually want the game to go free-to-play one day.
Athanassoff said: It’s a company decision. I think on the development team we want that at some point. We want the game to be accessible to everyone,”
However, it seems that the game isn’t in the correct place yet to go free-to-play as Athanassoff went on to say that in order for a free-to-play game to be successful certain things are needed. Athanassoff said: “You need certain features ready to be a good and successful free-to-play game,”
In terms of the features, Athanassoff is talking about is a solution to Smurfing, for those who don’t know what smurfing is, basically, it is when a highly skilled player creates a new account to play against players of lesser skill. Smurfing would be a huge issue if the game was to go free-to-play as a player can create a new account at any time.
“What’s important for us is that we find out as soon as possible that a player is highly skilled in the things that matter,” Athanassoff said. “The problem right now is that you can play a certain amount of matches with Copper players while you’re a Diamond.”
It was also recently announced that Rainbow Six Siege would be available on Xbox Series X and PS5 at launch. Would you like Rainbow Six Siege to go free-to-play? Let us know in the comments below. If you enjoyed this article, why not share it on social media.
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