After receiving backlash from the fan community for potentially removing aesthetic nods to sex, blood, and gambling, it looks as though Rainbow Six Siege will keep its adult references after all. The proposed changes were initially said to accommodate the game’s release in Asian markets.
Eurogamer reports the aesthetic changes were set to come with Rainbow Six Siege‘s Operation Wind Bastion update, which potentially had its map leaked ahead of schedule. The original plan was to make a global build of the game to release. This would include removing the adult references that were already in place to fit in with some local regulations.
This, however, may not have been the case with Eurogamer also stating a Ubisoft spokesperson said “there will be some things that are split build-wise.” This comment led already upset fans to question why the potential censorship would have to come to their build of the game.
Ubisoft says it has listened to the feedback from fans and will revert things so that Rainbow Six Siege keeps adult references that were originally in place.
“We have been following the conversation with our community closely over the past couple of weeks, alongside regular discussions with our internal Ubisoft team, 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” a Ubisoft blog post explained.
The revision is now set to come with the Wind Bastion update but Ubisoft asked players to be patient for all changes to take effect. The company has also stated that this process may cause some delays or instability.
Perhaps the oddest part in all this is that Ubisoft has also said that players in Asian territories “can continue enjoying the same game as the other players.” This suggests that the references might be there for these players too and may not have needed to be removed in the first place.