Rainbow Six Siege Returns With 200K Steam Players 8 Years Later

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  • Ubisoft released Rainbow Six Siege almost nine years ago.
  • Despite being such an old game, it has experienced a resurgence, breaking its all-time peak concurrent Steam record.
  • The game reached 200K players on the platform.
  • These figures also highlight Ubisoft’s successful live service.

Ubisoft launched the groundbreaking Rainbow Six Siege in 2015. Positioned as Ubisoft’s most popular live-service title, this game is nearly a decade old. However, its blend of tactical and first-person shooter gameplay continues to be appealing.

Ubisoft has previously stated that it believes the game can go on forever, and recent figures show why the studio is so confident. Rainbow Six Siege has recently gathered over 200K concurrent players on Steam.

Why it matters: Most games are quickly forgotten in a matter of years, so only a few titles can boast such longevity.

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Source: SteamDB

Rainbow Six Siege has recently shot up the Steam best-sellers charts.

In turn, this has led to an influx of new and returning players. Overall, the game’s peak concurrent player count of 201,933 is an all-time high for the first-person shooter in its nearly decade-long history.

The game is currently discounted by 80% on the platform. This has allowed it to skip past thousands of games on the best-sellers list, landing in the top 10 when excluding free-to-play titles.

In terms of the concurrent peak, similar figures were recorded in March 2021 when it reached 199K concurrent players. At the time of writing, the game still has around 100K active players.

It is important to note that Rainbow Six Siege is also free at the time of writing. This has likely played a massive role in the resurgence, but its position on the best-sellers shows that the first-person shooter is still highly popular, even without a boost from the free trial.

With recent releases like Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones and Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad falling flat on their face, this live-service title’s performance is nothing short of miraculous since Ubisoft itself has failed to mimic this success in recent years.

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The Six Invitational 2024 and the inclusion of Operation Deadly Omen have also added further excitement to this game, making it more attractive for new and experienced players.

Rainbow Six Siege is considered one of the most enjoyable and competitive first-person shooters today. It remains to be seen what the future holds for this series, but the current entry seems to be in a comfortable spot nearly ten years later.

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