There Are Currently Only 48 Operators in the Game
Director Wei Yue and Ubisoft’s Director of Esports Che Chou talked quite openly about the longevity of Rainbow Six Siege. In an interview with Dualshockers, they seemed very optimistic about the future of the game. Siege has a tradition of adding at least two new operators every new season. This has resulted in a plethora of new and interesting characters to choose from that are outside of the vanilla game. It has also resulted in Ubisoft making tons of money off of microtransaction. None of these additional characters are free. They all cost money. These new characters can be bought with in-game currency or by purchasing a season pass. The season pass will give you all of the characters that release within a year, usually at a discounted price.
Yue and Chou both said when discussing the future of the game that they want to have around 100 operators available to players. They seem quite determined to have Siege stay around for many years to come.
“Really, our goal around Rainbow Six esports is to create an excellent and engaging program that keeps the game alive and interesting for 10 plus years,” says Chou. “All of this is in service to the game and its community.”
“We want to be here in 10 years, we are here to stay,” says Yue. “We want to bring 100 Operators to the game, so we have a long way to go.”
Rainbow Six Siege does not seem like it will be getting a sequel anytime soon. And there is no reason to do so. Siege has entered a sort of Renaissance period within its lifespan. The initial launch of the game was bumpy and troublesome, however, years later Siege has grown exponentially. In both player count and in quality.