Sex, violence and gambling return to Rainbow Six: Siege after community backlash

Sex, violence and gambling return to Rainbow Six: Siege after community backlash

Ubisoft is no longer removing references to sex, violence and gambling from its online tactical shooter Rainbow Six: Siege.

In a blog post, the French publishing giant wrote that the changes announced earlier this month were being worked back.

This is in the wake of the Siege community vocally responding to the alterations, review bombing the game on Steam, with some saying that Ubisoft was censoring the game to launch it in China - in a sense, true.

"We have been following the conversation with our community closely over the past couple of weeks, alongside regular discussions with our internal Ubisoft team," the firm wrote, "and we want to ensure that the experience for all our players, especially those that have been with us from the beginning, remains as true to the original artistic intent as possible."

The post continued: "Current players in Asian territories can continue enjoying the same game as the other players.

"We will be sure to keep you informed, as updates progress. In the meantime, we are excited to unveil Operation Wind Bastion on the Test Server later today, and cannot wait to introduce players to Kaid, Nomad, the new Fortress map and more in Year Three Season Four."

Presumably this means that the Chinese edition will be its own standalone build that meets local regulations.

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