Rumors of a Rainbow Six Siege mobile title began to circulate last year after Ubisoft Halifax sent out a playtest survey targeted to mobile gamers on how familiar they are with Rainbow Six Siege. In addition, hints of the release were made during Tencent’s fourth quarterly earnings call yesterday, putting the term “Projects with Ubisoft” under the 2023 timeline, suggesting that the game could be released in 2023.
Although details are somewhat slim at the moment as more details will be revealed on April 6th, it does seem like the title will follow a fairly traditional mobile game rollout with participants having access to the game depending on their region. More and more console and PC games have been making their way to mobile in recent years, with the likes of Call of Duty, Apex Legends, FIFA, and Battlefield all making their way to mobile devices.
One source who had seen a behind-the-scenes presentation described the game as being “massive for the mobile market” and “it will be a mobile game that Siege fans will love”.
Rainbow Six Siege has seen huge success since its release in 2015, with Ubisoft reporting in December 2020 that over 70 million players had registered to play the game across all platforms. Tencent will be working closely with Ubisoft over the coming years to bring more of its IPs to the mobile market, with both a new Assassin’s Creed title and The Division title also in development for mobile.
Last year, Ubisoft shut down the popular Rainbow Six Siege mobile clone “Area F2”, as reported by PC Gamer. According to the lawsuit, Ubisoft stated that the clone resembled the original so much that players could mistake one for the other. “Ubisoft is pleased that Area F2 has been removed from sale by Ejoy.com. As a consequence, we have decided to dismiss the complaint made against Ejoy.com, Apple and Google. Moving forward we remain committed to protecting all of our intellectual property and the hard work of our teams,” the company mentioned in a statement released afterward.
Since then, there hasn’t been much news regarding an upcoming Rainbow Six Siege mobile game until recently, when a user on the r/GamingLeaksAndRumours sub-Reddit brought to everyone’s attention a few months ago the playtest survey that Ubisoft Halifax had been sending out to players, which included specific questions about their familiarity with popular mobile titles and, particularly, Rainbow Six Siege. All these hints, while subtle, have led up to players speculating the release of Rainbow Six Siege for mobile platforms by Ubisoft.
Update April 5th: As we had predicted, Rainbow Six Siege Mobile is official – will release on Android & IOS.
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