Popular tactical FPS Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is finally being added to Xbox Game Pass in just a few short days, coming on October 22.
Tactical FPS Rainbow Six Siege has been confirmed to be coming to Xbox Game Pass, and will arrive later this week. The announcement was recently teased by the official Xbox Game Pass Twitter account, and now it has officially been confirmed.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege released in late 2015, and quickly became a hit in the world of competitive eSports. The game’s focus on tactical teamwork, as well as extensive support in the form of continued DLC releases, helped it over come its initially rocky launch, and become one of the most popular multiplayer games of the current console generation. Additionally, Rainbow Six Siege also had several promotions, where interested players could purchase the game for cheap or, in the case of as PlayStation Plus’ free games program, get it for, well, free.
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Following the recent news that the game would give players free upgrades to the next-gen version, Xbox has now revealed that the game would finally be coming to its incredibly successful Xbox Game Pass program. The news came this morning that the game would be, “coming to Console with Xbox Game Pass and cloud gaming on Android devices with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on October 22.” Additionally, members will be able to use their discounts, “to get up to 10% off in-game items – including the Year 5 pass to unlock new operators, renown boosts, and more.“
The second part, about the 10% discount, could actually be hugely beneficial to new players. The game has been out for five years now and already has a successful and competitive eSports scene, so the discounted renown boosts will help bridge the gap (albeit, only slightly) between seasoned players, and newcomers picking the game up on Xbox Game Pass. Of course, new players will still need to actually learn the different weapons, abilities, and map layouts, but having the chance to quickly gain experience or maybe try out different operators should help them feel less left out.
Considering Xbox’s strategy of getting as many people onto Xbox Game Pass as possible, the timing of this announcement is no coincidence. It was revealed last month that the game would get free upgrades to next-gen versions, and with the release of the Xbox Series X/S fast approaching, Xbox is clearly using this news to draw in new Xbox Game Pass subscribers on both the Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X/S. With Rainbow Six Siege already being such a popular game, it is a safe bet that this move will cause a bump in its player base over the coming weeks after it is added to Xbox Game Pass on October 22.
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