Rainbow Six Director: Siege “Can Last Forever”

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In a group interview during a global esports event in Brazil, the creative director of Rainbow Six Siege, Alexander Karpazis, spoke at length about the future of the game. He talked confidently about the ongoing success of Rainbow Six Siege, which has been Ubisoft’s flagship multiplayer shooter for nine years and is still dominating much of the market. It’s seemingly becoming more popular over time as Ubisoft continues to pour updates and fresh content into the ecosystem.

‘One of the Best Engines in the World’

While talking on a panel at the Six Invitational in Sao Paolo, Karpazis touched on the rampant success of Rainbow Six Siege, which is older than almost every top-tier shooter on the market right now (thanks to PCGamer for the quote):

I can confidently say that we have probably one of the best engines in the world when it comes to live PvP shooters. The team is incredible, and we have a huge engine pipeline team that every single month incrementally improves the way that we can deliver content faster, more robust, more stable, hopefully as much as possible.

Karpazis has been working on Rainbow Six Siege for almost six years, so he has had the pleasure of seeing the game unfold most beautifully. Ubisoft has presented a stellar attitude when it comes to rolling out regular content updates and supporting a vibrant, diverse, and global community. As part of the interview, Karpazis spoke briefly about the idea of a follow-up title, suggesting that it’s not even needed as you’ll ‘never make it exactly the same way’ as the first title:

The idea of switching engines to something that can be off-the-shelf ready simply doesn’t answer the needs of a really competitive and demanding game like Siege. I’m not going to name names, but you see games that did go through sequels and just completely drop the ball because they have to remake every single thing that they did in that first game.

To wrap up his segment, Karpazis highlighted that Rainbow Six Siege ‘is a game that can last forever with the people and the talent and the tools that we have today’. Through my own experiences with Ubisoft employees, I can safely support that claim – there are intentions to keep Rainbow Six Siege alive for years to come. Following the next update, there will be 71 Operators in Siege – there are desires to reach 100 before the game begins to hit a sunset phase.

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