It appears that Ubisoft has stopped selling the Rainbow Six Siege Standard Edition on Steam. Now, buyers will need to choose between the Starter, Advanced, Gold, and Complete editions. However, that basic edition is still available on Ubisoft’s uPlay store.
Back in January, when Ubisoft proposed pricing changes to its various editions to recognise the additional content that had been released since the game launched, including a phasing out of the Standard Edition, the negative response from fans convinced the team to keep the Standard Edition going.
“For our newcomers and those of you concerned about introducing your friends to the game, we will be keeping the Standard Edition in the store at the current price,” Ubisoft said in a statement at the time.
We’ve reached out to Ubisoft to confirm the change was intended and to see what it means for the future of the Standard Edition. We’ve also asked why it wasn’t announced, considering the backlash last time discontinuing the Standard Edition was suggested.
Over on Steam, Siege is getting review bombed, in part for the removal of Standard Edition but also recently announced aesthetic changes. Ubisoft is gearing up to launch Siege in China and, to get the game in line with local decency laws, plans to remove environmental blood splatter. These changes will affect all copies of Siege, as Ubisoft doesn’t plan on selling a separate build of the game.
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