Earlier this month, we informed you about Ubisoft’s plans to censor Rainbow Six Siege by removing environmental blood, gambling and sexual content. However, the French company announced yesterday that it will abandon these plans and that it will be reverting all aesthetic changes.
Ubisoft claimed that it has been following the conversation with its community closely over the past couple of weeks and wants to ensure that the experience for all its players, especially those that have been with them from the beginning, remains as true to the original artistic intent as possible.
To be honest, this is a classic PR statement and nothing more. If Ubisoft cared about its customers, it wouldn’t be censoring the game in the first place. No no no. The truth is that the controversy and backlash regarding this censorship was so big that Ubisoft was “forced” to reverse its plans.
So yeah, this is a big win for gamers as they were able to, once again, correct a wrong move that was done by a publisher/developer. Not saying that every move that a developer does is wrong but we can all – by now – see from a mile away when such a ridiculous move is being made.
Ubisoft stated that it will begin reverting these changes alongside the launch of Wind Bastion, and that it will carefully remove them all to the best of its ability considering the short timeframe and with the lowest impact on the season’s launch date.